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Report of the ADM: Working Group on Risk Management

March 2000

Table of Contents


Note from the Chair


1.1  Purpose

Risk Management Terminology

2.1  A Horizontal Perspective
2.2  Key Terms
2.3  Contextual Concepts

Creating a Framework

Key Common Elements

3.1  A Decision-Making Process
3.2  Incorporating the Public Element
3.3  Precautionary Approach
3.4  Constant Considerations
3.5  Synopsis of the Framework

Observations and Next Steps

Next Steps

4.1  A Goverment-Wide Risk Management Framework
4.2  The Legal Context of Risk Management
4.3  The Precautionary Approach and the International Context
4.4  Risk Communications and Consultations
4.5  Risk Management Training


Annex A:

Risk Management in Public Policy: A Decision-Making Process

Annex B:

Background on the Working Group
Membership of the Working Group
Outside Experts Who Assisted the Working Group

Annex C:

Ongoing Work in the Goverment

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Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data

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