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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

May 25, 2015

Excavation Company Fined $12,000 For Operating Equipment Without Approval

Kingston - J. Harrison Excavating & Pipeline Ltd. pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $12,000 for a charge related to the operation of a rock...
May 25, 2015

Concrete Company Fined $40,000 For Illegal Waste Activities

Sudbury - Rainbow Concrete Industries Ltd. was fined $40,000 total for one offence of discharging waste water from ready mix cement trucks into a wetland...
May 25, 2015

Retirement Residence Owner Fined $3,500 For Safe Drinking Water Violations

Picton - Richard Diamond, operating as The Carriage House Retirement Residence, pleaded guilty to two charges related to the Carriage House's drinking...

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.