Province misses chance to respond to Ontarians’ concerns about the environment

NEWMARKET  | December 8, 2020 – The Province just missed a chance to show they are listening to Ontarians who care about their environment. Ontario’s Budget Measures Act (Bill 229) was passed today with Schedule 6 intact, and in fact, bolstered with the addition of Minister Zoning Orders’ which could force a conservation authority to… Read More >

Changes Fall Short of Addressing Conservation Authorities’ Concerns

NEWMARKET, December 5, 2020 – New changes made to the Schedule 6 amendments proposed for conservation authorities (CAs) fall well short of addressing their concerns and even introduce new additions which create more delays and costs, as well as allow the Minister to disregard CA science-based decision-making for development. “We have to continue to ask… Read More >

Letter to Province strongly urging the government to remove Schedule 6 from Bill 229

Update Dec. 2, 2020 Otonabee Conservation Board of Director’s Chair, Andy Mitchell’s interview with CHEX Global on December 2, 2020 The following letter was sent to the Premier, listed Ministers, and carbon copied MPPs and our Member Municipalities on November 24, 2020. This message was also submitted to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Standing Committee… Read More >