Cost of environmental protection

Ever wonder how much Canadian businesses are spending to mitigate their impact on the environment? Statistics Canada has the answer: close to $9.1 billion in 2008.
Statistics Canada has just released information on environmental protection expenditures by businesses, which is part of the Survey of Environmental Protection Expenditures, a biennial survey of selected primary industries and the manufacturing sector.
A summary of the information, as well as links to the Environmental Protection Expenditures in the Business Sector, 2008 report and details on CANSIM tables can be found here.


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