Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tag: Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Celebrating 25 Years of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights

Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) celebrates its 25th anniversary on February 15, 2019. This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate...

Ont. Gov. Proposes Legislation to Sidestep Clean Water Act

The Ontario government has proposed legislative changes that will allow municipal and residential development to bypass protections granted in the Clean Water Act to...

Regulatory & Enforcement Failures Permit Water Pollution, Increase Economic Burden

Yesterday, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Dianne Saxe, held a webinar to provide further insight into the recently released environmental protection report, Back...

Ontario Releases New Environment Plan

The Government of Ontario has released its new environment plan, which outlines its intentions to improve water quality and manage climate change. “This plan strikes...

Report: More Must Be Done to Protect Ontario’s Water

The Ontario government continues to allow raw sewage to overflow into Ontario lakes and rivers at an alarming rate, says a new report by...

Environmental Commissioner Says New Climate Law Too Weak

Yesterday, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, released a report on climate action in Ontario, which provides evidence of the impacts a warming...

Ontario’s Trend Towards Stormwater Fees

In January 2016, the City of Mississauga became the largest municipality in Canada to charge customers with a stormwater fee. This funding is earmarked...

Evaluating the Costs of Cutting Phosphorus in Ontario

Nutrient loadings (particularly phosphorus) from human, agricultural, and industrial waste, combined with climate change, changes in land use patterns, and invasive species are creating...

Turning Brown Into Green

There’s an old Yorkshire saying that goes, “Where there’s muck, there’s money.” The phrase means there’s a lot of money in dealing with dirty...

Beamsville Biorention Project Wins ECO Award

Staff at Ontario's Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have received the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's (ECO) 2011 Recognition Award for using two environmentally beneficial innovations:...

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