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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 26, 2016

Car Owner Fined $6,000 For Drive Clean Violations

Cayuga - Automobile owner, Kristen Greenwood pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $6,000 for submitting false information to the ministry, contrary...
April 26, 2016

Company Fined $2,500 For Well Construction Violations

Minden - J.S.W. Manufacturing Inc., Fine Air Mechanical Inc. and 2283687 Ontario Inc. operating as (o/a) Ron's Electric pled guilty to one offence each...
April 22, 2016

Ontario Helping Local Groups Protect and Restore Great Lakes

Ontario is investing $1.5 million this year in local efforts to help protect, restore and enhance the Great Lakes.

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.