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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

July 28, 2014

Fort Erie Recreational Park Fined $ 60,000 for Discharging Sewage to the Ground

St. Catharines - Fort Erie Recreational Park has been fined $60,000 for discharging sewage waste on land likely to cause an adverse effect, contrary to the...
July 24, 2014

Newalta Corporation Fined $79,950 for Discharging a Contaminant Causing an Adverse Effect

St. Catherines - Alberta-based Newalta Corporation has plead guilty and was fined $79,950 for permitting the discharge of a contaminant from its Pettit Rd,...
July 15, 2014

Windsor Manufacturing Company Fined $25,000 for Discharging Strong Odours

Windsor - Klinec Electric Services and Manufacturing Limited was fined $25,000 for discharging very strong odours into the environment causing adverse...

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.