PACC Committee Report
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HOUSE OF COMMONS
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(e), the Standing Committee on Public Accounts has the honour to present its
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts has considered Chapter 7 of the April 2003 Report of the Auditor General of Canada (National Defence — Environmental Stewardship of Military Training and Test Areas) and the Committee has agreed to report the following:
The Department of National Defence has about 18,000 square kilometres of lands that have been reserved for training military personnel, live-fire testing and other activities. While it is recognized that these activities may damage the environment, it is also understood that the military must continue its training. Nevertheless, National Defence must take steps to mitigate environmental damage and to manage the land so that training activities can continue. National Defence is committed to practising sustainable development