We are very lucky to live in a province that is home to an incredibly rich natural environment with an amazing variety of species – from polar bears in the subarctic tundra to piping plovers on some of our Great Lakes’ beaches. But it’s not just the natural world that makes our province great. It’s also the amazing diversity of the people who call Ontario home.
In 2016, 3.7 million Ontarians, more than a quarter of the population, identified a mother tongue that was not English or French. To celebrate World Environment Day, we are making sure many more Ontarians have better access to their environmental rights. The Environmental Bill of Rights: Your Environment, Your Rights is now available in 10 additional languages. You can now read the booklet in:
- Chinese (Simplified)
It’s important that all Ontarians are able to exercise their environmental rights. Sometimes, people might feel intimidated, or think that they aren’t in a position to use these tools available to them. This is exactly why we wrote The Environmental Bill of Rights: Your Environment, Your Rights. This easy-to-read booklet describes your rights and shares the stories of Ontarians who have used their environmental rights to improve environmental protection in the province.
The Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) ensures that people have the right to take part in decisions that affect our natural environment – air, land and water we care so much about – and all that live in it. The EBR gives us this right to help protect, conserve and restore Ontario’s natural environment.
Visit our EBR web page for more information and EBR success stories.