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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

March 5, 2015

Protecting North Bay-Mattawa Area Drinking Water

Ontario has approved the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Plan to strengthen local source-to-tap drinking water protection.
March 2, 2015

Earthworx Industries and its Director fined $84,500 for Depositing Contaminated Soil

Peterborough - 2241960 Ontario Inc., operating as Earthworx Industries, and a Director of the company, Mr. Claudio Villa, were fined a total of $84,500 for...
February 24, 2015

Ontario Launches Climate Change Consultations

Ontario is launching public consultations on how the province can successfully fight climate change while fostering economic growth.

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.