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7 million Canadians, responded to questions about the quality and quantity of drinking water in Environment Canada’s 2001 survey of municipal water use. The results, while not necessarily representative of Canada at large, were troubling: municipalities representing 25% of the population of the responding municipalities had experienced water-quality problems that year, and municipalities accounting for more than 22% had issued boilwater advisories. Furthermore, those accounting for almost 25% had suffered water shortages (Environment Canada, 2004).
Org < 31 > Air Pollution Policy in Canada By auctioning the permits instead, then using the revenue to pay for reductions in income or payroll taxes, the government minimizes the cartel power and the general social cost of the emission-control policy. In some cases, the emission goals can be reached at no overall macroeconomic costs. Second, since eastern Canadian provinces all have emission policies in place already, it would be necessary to determine if a new emissions trading system made some earlier regulations redundant or counterproductive.
For the purpose of setting priorities, governments should recognize where progress has been made and consider whether it would be better to devote attention and resources to other concerns that have not received adequate attention, and where greater reductions in risks can be obtained at lower costs. would arise from further air pollution reductions rely on the kind of exaggerated health-effects rhetoric criticized above. In general, cost-benefit analysis of environmental policy should be done by people who are not in a conflict of interest.