The main objective of the department is to enhance the discovery, sustainable development and responsible use of Canada's mineral and energy resources through national policies based on research, data collection and social and economic analyses. The department includes Canadian Forest Services, Geomatics Canada and the Geological Survey of Canada. Both the Atomic Energy Control Board and the National Energy Board report to Parliament through the minister.
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Natural Elements Newsletter
See feature articles from the "Natural Elements Newsletter," produced by Natural Resources Canada. Focuses on scientific and technological programs related to sustainable development of natural resources, including energy, minerals, metals, and forests.