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Government Operations committee  In terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we found that most governments, except Saskatchewan and the NWT, did have plans to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. That's a good thing. However, only the federal government and, at the time, Ontario, New Brunswick and NWT, h

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Government Operations committee  We developed a set of questions around whether or not that particular government was going to achieve their greenhouse gas reduction targets. Did they have a target, were they going to achieve it, or have they achieved it? Then there were a series of questions on adaptation. Had

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Government Operations committee  On anything. Yes.

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Government Operations committee  We're tired of corralling.

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Government Operations committee  Actually, they talk mostly about financial stuff, so to get them to think about climate change—there are serious impacts because these auditors general who do the public accounts are now thinking about climate change in terms of whether we're going to reach our targets. But proba

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Government Operations committee  The simple answer was no. We did not look at that. Certain auditors general went beyond the minimal questions, but I don't believe—and Kim can answer—anyone looked at the greening of government.

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Government Operations committee  No. We audited it in 2013, I believe, and in 2008.

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Government Operations committee  Now that we have a new strategy, yes. Maybe.

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Government Operations committee  That's an excellent question.

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Government Operations committee  Okay. My job is not to give you advice. Rather, it is to audit the federal government's operations. What makes this initiative so historic, however, is the fact that all the auditors general across the country worked together on the same audit.

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Government Operations committee  All the auditors general and I produced this report together.

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Government Operations committee  Mr. Chair, thank you for this opportunity to appear today before your committee. Joining me at the table is our principal, Kimberley Leach. I, as commissioner of the environment and sustainable development, or essentially the environment auditor general, have a specific mandate

November 6th, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Fisheries committee  What we indicated in the Species at Risk Act was that they had 14 species. There were only four out of the 14 species that had their recovery strategies done on time. That means 10 out of 14 endangered or threatened species recovery strategies were not done on time. Most recovery

November 1st, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Fisheries committee  Once a species is listed as endangered, you have one year to come up with a recovery plan. It's not happening for most of the species. If a species is listed as threatened, you have two years to come up with a recovery plan. That's not happening.

November 1st, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand