The leaked report titled Canada’s Changing Climate Report explains how annual average temperatures since 1948 have increased over land by 1.7 C, while in the North, the Prairies and Northern British Columbia the increase is 2.3 C. The report highlights topics such as changes in rainfall and snowfall, changes in climate extremes, changes in freshwater availability and how our future choices will impact the additional warming. The report was commissioned by the Environment and Climate Change Department and authored by government scientists from the Environment and Climate Change, Fisheries an Oceans and Natural Resources ministries, also including contributions from academic experts.

The report has been made available and can be found here (PDF version coming soon).

CBC News story can be found here.