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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 23, 2015

Reducing Neonicotinoid Pesticide Use by 80 Per Cent

Ontario is taking the strongest action in North America to protect bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators by proposing new rules that would reduce...
March 16, 2015

Ontario Celebrates Canada Water Week

Canada Water Week is a great reminder to fix leaky faucets, plant a drought-resistant garden, and protect Ontario's waterways. Here are some tips you can...
March 12, 2015

Trailer Park Owner Fined $5,000 For Safe Drinking Water Violations

North Bay - A Wahanpitae trailer park owner was fined $5,000 for failing to comply with a ministry order in relation to a drinking water system 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.