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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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The Debate on Climate Change has Shifted

In recent years, the tone of the debate on climate change has shifted. In fact, many people agree that we are now well past the point of arguing about whether or not climate change is ...

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Government proposes to include the Treasury Board, Places to Grow Act and Invasive Species Act under the EBR

Proposals to reduce waste and greenhouse gases from Ontario government operations could soon be posted for public comment. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is proposing to prescribe the Treasury Board Secretariat, ...

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