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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

April 23, 2015

Plumbing Company Fined $4,000 For Maintaining Well Without Valid Licence

Thunder Bay - Craig Plumbing Construction Limited (CPCL) pled guilty and was fined $4,000 for the offence of constructing a well without a valid well...
April 22, 2015

Ontario Approves Plan to Protect Drinking Water in Essex Region

Ontario has approved the Essex Region Source Protection Plan to strengthen local source-to-tap drinking water protection.
April 22, 2015

Ontario Releases 2013-14 Chief Drinking Water Inspector's Annual Report

The 2013-14 Chief Drinking Water Inspector's Annual Report confirms that Ontario's drinking water is among the best protected in the world.

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.