Canadian Council of Ministers
of the Environment

Le Conseil canadien des ministres
de l'environnement



Air pollutants have the potential to impact environment and human health both locally and across political and geographic boundaries. Governments across Canada pursue active programs – individually and collectively – on air issues. Under CCME, governments have engaged in a variety of activities directed at specific air issues, such as acid rain, ozone-depleting substances, and standards for toxic substances to improve air quality and achieve health and environmental benefits.

Acid Rain

Air Emissions

Air Quality Management System (AQMS)


Dioxins and Furans


Mobile Sources

Ozone Depleting Substances

Particulate Matter and Ground-level Ozone

Sulphur Dioxide

Wood Burning