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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 27, 2014

Barrie Company and Directors Fined $320,000 for Failing to Comply with Ministry Approvals and Orders

Barrie - A waste processing company and its Directors were fined a total of $320,000 for failing to comply with ministry approvals for a waste processing...
November 27, 2014

Protecting Kingston-Area Drinking Water

Ontario has approved the Cataraqui Source Protection Plan to strengthen local source-to-tap drinking water protection.
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...

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.