Never before has Canada had a singular policy focus on physical activity and its relationship to sport, recreation, health, and other relevant policy areas. The Common Vision is a new, collective way forward that will guide the country towards ways of increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary living. It is a national policy document that is intended to move the country.
Earlier this week, Alberta Parks announced the creation of the largest contiguous area of boreal protected land in the world has been established in northern Alberta. The area spans more than 6.7 million hectares (67,000 sq. km) of boreal forest.
Over 13,000 Canadians shared their perspectives on Canada's national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas from January 9 to January 27, 2017. On May 7, 2018, Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, released a report on the consultation and her response to what was heard. This was the largest Minister's Round Table ever held on the work of Parks Canada. The Minister's response to the consultation and a summary of what was heard is now available.