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The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change works to protect and sustain Ontario’s air, land, and water.

About the ministry

November 25, 2014

Reducing Pesticide Use and Protecting Pollinator Health

Ontario is taking action to strengthen bird, bee, butterfly and other pollinator health to ensure healthy ecosystems, a productive agricultural sector, and...
November 6, 2014

Company Director Fined $500 For Failing To Comply With A Ministry Order

Cornwall - A director of a company was fined $500 for failing to comply with a ministry order, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act.
November 6, 2014

Company Fined $40,000 For Pesticide Non-compliance

Norfolk County - Sylvite Agri-Services Ltd. was fined $40,000 for failing to apply a pesticide in accordance with the instructions on the label for the...

Protecting Ontario’s Environment

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change protects and improves the quality of the environment and coordinates Ontario's actions on climate change leading to healthier communities, ecological protection and economic prosperity for present and future generations.  The tools the ministry uses to accomplish this include:

  • using science and research to develop policies, legislation, regulations and standards
  • enforcing compliance with environmental laws
  • working with other governments, Aboriginal groups and organizations, industry, stakeholders and the public
  • monitoring and reporting to track environmental progress over time
  • modernizing environmental approval processes.