If you live in Ontario, you’re really fortunate. Because you have environmental rights.
The Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR) is based on a key insight: decisions that affect the environment are too important to leave entirely to government. While it's primarily the Ontario government’s job to protect, conserve and restore the natural environment, Ontarians have the right to participate in – and hold the government accountable for – decisions that significantly affect the environment. Find out more about your environmental rights.
“This is our air and our water, these things belong to us. Every licence to pollute, every environmental impact, must be considered carefully and publicly. These are our environmental rights, rights as important as any others, rights that must be respected.”
Gord Downie, member of The Tragically Hip and user of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights