7 Results for Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

The Ontario government has proposed legislative changes that will allow municipal and residential development to bypass protections granted in the Clean Water Act to source water. Introduced as Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018, by Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, the open-for-business planning…

December 07, 2018 @ 10:48am

Yesterday, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Dianne Saxe, held a webinar to provide further insight into the recently released environmental protection report, Back to Basics. The report’s findings offer a grim depiction of the status quo when it comes to the province’s protections for drinking water and fresh water.…

November 30, 2018 @ 12:43pm

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 the right balance between a healthy environment and a healthy economy," said Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. "It contains solutions that…

November 29, 2018 @ 2:44pm

The Ontario government continues to allow raw sewage to overflow into Ontario lakes and rivers at an alarming rate, says a new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Back to Basics, Saxe’s 2018 Environmental Protection Report, outlines how Ontario’s waters are being poisoned by raw sewage and harmful…

November 14, 2018 @ 12:34pm

Yesterday, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, released a report on climate action in Ontario, which provides evidence of the impacts a warming climate has on provincial waters, and calls the province's new climate law "much too weak." With the release, Saxe said that the province must have a…

September 26, 2018 @ 10:52am

[caption id="attachment_10972" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="The carpool lot in Beamsville, Ontario features bioretention cells and rubber modified asphalt. Both are environmentally beneficial technologies."][/caption] 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: bioretention cells and rubber…

January 16, 2012 @ 1:42pm

"The Ontario public needs and deserves to be confident that our environmental protection systems are actually doing the job - but there are clearly areas of weakness," stated Ontario's Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller as he released his 2007/08 Annual Report "Getting to K(no)w " at Queens's Park this week. The…

October 23, 2008 @ 8:28am