Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

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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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We report on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights, and Ontario’s progress on climate change, energy conservation, and other environmental issues.

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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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Shaking Ontario’s addiction to road salt

Ontario has some of the most abundant freshwater sources in the world. But excessive road salt is contaminating Ontario’s lakes, rivers, creeks and groundwater. Too much road salt in water does significant and lasting ...

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What did the public say about cancelling cap and trade?

Because the environment is too important to be left entirely to the government, the Environmental Bill of Rights requires the provincial government to consult the public, via the Environmental Registry, before making environmentally significant decisions. ...

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