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Media Advisory—Tabling of the 2021 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Press Release

Ottawa, 8 April 2021—The 2021 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development will be tabled in the House of Commons on Thursday, 22 April 2021, at approximately 10:00 am (eastern daylight timeEDT).

Embargoed reports

If you are a journalist accredited by a recognized media organization and wish to receive embargoed electronic copies of the reports at 9:00 am (eastern daylight timeEDT) on 22 April 2021, please email [email protected] to receive instructions to register for the media preview. Registration must be completed by 5:00 pm (eastern daylight timeEDT) on 20 April 2021. Please note that print copies of the reports are not available for distribution due to pandemic restrictions.

News conference

Journalists can also take part in a news conference with Jerry V. DeMarco, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (eastern daylight timeEDT), via teleconference. Please note that no attendance in person will be possible this time.

Phone: 1‑866‑206‑0153 / 613‑954‑9003
Access Code: 5055634#

Interviews

To book an interview (via phone or videoconference), please call 1‑888‑761‑5953 or email [email protected]

The 2021 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development are as follows:

Report 1—Implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This audit focused on whether Employment and Social Development Canada and selected organizations were implementing a national approach for achieving the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and had made progress toward achieving selected national targets that would result in more inclusive and sustainable outcomes for Canadians.

Report 2—Natural Health Products—Health Canada. This audit focused on whether Health Canada ensured that natural health products available for sale in Canada were safe and accurately represented to consumers.

The 2021 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development will be available on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada website immediately following tabling.

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