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Under the Environmental Bill of Rights, Ontarians have a right to know about — and have a say in — government decisions that affect the environment.

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The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) is an independent officer of the Legislature who reports on government progress on climate change, energy and other environmental issues. The ECO is the province’s environmental watchdog and champion of Ontarians’ environmental rights.

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Ontario LDCs not meeting their energy conservation targets

Only 5 of Ontario’s 70-plus local electricity distribution companies (LDCs) met both their peak and overall electricity conservation targets for the 2011 to 2014 period. Why is this number so low? Most LDCs did not meet their ...

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Reforming the Environmental Bill of Rights

Last month I wrote to the Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, to thank him for agreeing to undertake a reform of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR) (Click here ...

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