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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 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...
July 15, 2014

Windsor Company Fined $15,000 for Non-compliance

Windsor - Klinec Electric Services and Manufacturing Limited was fined $15,000 for failing to comply with a ministry approval and a ministry order, in...
July 15, 2014

Christian Horizons Fined $7,000 for Safe Drinking Water Violation

Orillia - Christian Horizons was fined $7,000 for being the owner of a drinking water system that failed to ensure water treatment equipment was operated...

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.