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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 15, 2015

Ontario Releases 2013 Air Quality in Ontario Report

On the one year anniversary of the last coal plant closure in Ontario, the release of the 2013 Air Quality in Ontario report confirms that the province's...
April 10, 2015

Picton Company Fined $350,000 For Discharge Violations

Picton Bay - Essroc Canada Inc. (Essroc) was fined $350,000 for discharging dust into the natural environment and for failing to ensure that noise emissions...
April 7, 2015

Bradford Cheese Company Fined $80,000 for Failing to Report a Spill and Breach of a Certificate of Approval

Barrie - A Bradford Cheese company was fined a total of $80,000 for failing to notify the ministry of a spill of whey and for a breach of its Amended...

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.