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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

January 29, 2016

Sudbury Company Fined $42,500 For Ontario Water Resources Act Violation

Sudbury -1650990 Ontario Inc. and Tate Hako-Oja were convicted and fined $42,500 for permitting the discharge of waste petroleum oil into a creek that...
January 29, 2016

Laboratory Fined $16,000 For Safe Drinking Water Violations

London - A laboratory, its owner, and a consultant were fined a total of $16,000 for offering and providing a drinking-water testing service without the...
January 29, 2016

Norfolk Agricultural Retailer Fined $35,000 For Pesticide Violation

Simcoe - A Norfolk agricultural retailer was fined $35,000 for failing to apply a pesticide in accordance with the label, contrary to the Pesticides Act.

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.