March 8, 2004

CEC Secretariat seeks information for factual record on alleged enforcement failure

MONTREAL, QUE-The Secretariat of North America's Commission for Environmental Co-operation (CEC) is seeking information from the public for use in preparation of a factual record on Canada's alleged failure to effectively enforce provisions of the federal Fisheries Act and the federal Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations in connection with ten pulp and paper mills in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The Secretariat was asked by the CEC in December 2003 to prepare the factual record (ELW January 12, 2004). The allegations of failing to enforce the regulations were made in the Pulp and Paper submission (SEM-02-003), filed with the CEC in May 2002. Information will be accepted until June 30, 2004 and should be directed to the CEC, 393, rue St-Jacques Ouest, Bureau 200, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1N9; 514/350-4300, FAX 514/350-4314, E-mail More information is available on the CEC Web site,
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