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Making sense of Ontario’s cap and trade program

Today, the first auction of allowances under Ontario’s cap and trade program was held. While the auction results won’t be made public until April 3, 2017, some analysts expect that most of the 28 million allowances ...

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Cleanup of Cold War radar site earns Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry award

Today we were pleased to present staff from Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) with our ECO Recognition Award for the ministry’s role cleaning up an abandoned radar site in Ontario’...

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