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Quality Assurance Program

The federal government's Quality Assurance Program for environmental assessments was established in accordance with the 2003 amendments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The amended legislation required the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) to lead the program and required federal departments and agencies, Crown corporations and port authorities to co-operate with the Agency in delivering the program.

The program, which addressed both compliance and quality considerations, had two underlying goals: co-operative pursuit of continuous improvement of the quality of assessments; and ongoing identification of possibilities for improving policies, procedures and legislation.


  • Effectiveness of the Environmental Assessment Track Process under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (2010)
    | PDF, 115 KB
  • Federal Screenings: An Analysis based on Information from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry Internet Site (2007)
    | PDF, 538 KB
  • Framework for Analysis of the Quality of Screening Reports (2011)
    | PDF, 145 KB
  • Public Participation in Screenings: An Analysis of Efforts made to Obtain Information and Views of the Public during the Conduct of Screenings (2009)
    | PDF, 274 KB
  • Report on the Evaluation of the Substitution of the National Energy Board Review Process for the Emera Brunswick Pipeline Project (2009)
    PDF, 918 KB
    • Terms of Reference for the Evaluation of the Substituted Brunswick Pipeline Project Environmental Assessment Process (2009)