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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

January 29, 2015

Protecting Drinking Water in South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe

Ontario has approved the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Plan to strengthen local source-to-tap drinking water protection.
January 23, 2015

Toronto Company Fined $30,000 For Illegal Waste Activities

Toronto - Aqua Bond Inc. was fined $30,000 for activities related to management of liquid industrial waste, including the offence of allowing the waste to...
January 22, 2015

Protecting Drinking Water in Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley

Ontario has approved the Ausable Bayfield and Maitland Valley Source Protection Plans to strengthen local source-to-tap drinking water protection.  

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.