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About the Department

Mission

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is in the process of updating this section to reflect the new departmental responsibilities as a result of the former Department of Municipal Affairs and the former Department of Environment and Climate Change.

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Departmental Overview

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment supports the economic, social and environmental sustainability of municipalities, communities and regions through the delivery of effective programs, services and supports. As such, the department assists municipalities in meeting their infrastructure needs and helps provide the financial and administrative tools to support development of community capacity, regional cooperation, and sound municipal governance. The department is responsible for emergency preparedness and response and provincial coordination of fire protection and prevention services. It is also responsible for environmental protection and enhancement through implementing water resource and pollution prevention regulations and policies, as well as coordinating environmental impact assessments of proposed development projects and managing impacted sites.

The department also actively supports a number of key cross-department initiatives, including the Provincial Waste Management Strategy and the Drinking Water Safety Initiative.

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Mandate

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is in the process of updating this section to reflect the new departmental responsibilities as a result of the former Department of Municipal Affairs and the former Department of Environment and Climate Change.

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Lines of Business

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is in the process of updating this section to reflect the new departmental responsibilities as a result of the former Department of Municipal Affairs and the former Department of Environment and Climate Change.

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