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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

September 18, 2015

Province Protecting Sources of Drinking Water in Southwestern Ontario

Ontario has approved plans to protect sources of drinking water in the Thames and Sydenham region.
September 18, 2015

Kenora Fishing Resort And Owner Fined $10,000 For Failing To Meet Sewage Approval Requirements

Kenora - Resort owner Edward Henn and 2192314 Ontario Inc. pleaded guilty to one offence each under the Ontario Water Resources Act and were fined a total...
September 18, 2015

School Board Fined $10,000 For Ontario Water Resources Act Violation

Belleville - Hastings and Prince Edward School Board pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $10,000 for non-compliance with an Environmental...

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.