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Section III – Supplementary Information

Table 1: Departmental links to the Government of Canada Outcomes
Strategic Outcome: Trade secret exemptions are provided in a way that balances the right of industry to protect their confidential business information with the right of workers to receive accurate information concerning the health and safety hazards posed by chemicals in the workplace.
Planned Spending Alignment to Government of Canada Outcome Area
2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Claims Exemption Process 3,565 3,565 3,565 Healthy Canadians

Claims Exemption Process contributes to the achievement of the Government of Canada’s "Healthy Canadians" outcome.

Canada places the health of its population high on the list of key priorities for Canadians. Canada’s public health system exists to safeguard and improve the health of Canadians. The responsibility for public health is spread across federal, provincial and territorial governments. An essential part of any occupational health and safety program is ensuring that those employed in workplaces requiring the use of hazardous materials have the information they need to use those materials in a safe manner to minimize any risk of injury and any threat to their health, either in the short term or in the long term. This is particularly applicable to the Commission’s mandate, which provides WHMIS trade secret exemption mechanism on behalf of the federal government and also on behalf of the provinces and territories. The Commission’s work supports improved occupational health and safety for Canadian workers, a key element to achieving a healthy Canadian population.

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  • Services Received Without Charge
  • Sources of Non-respendable Revenue