Lawyers Slam Doug Ford Government’s Move To Let Cities Ignore Environmental Rules

Premier Doug Ford read his notes during the first ministers meeting in Montreal on Dec. 7, 2018. TORONTO—Environmental lawyers are slamming Ontario’s government for introducing new legislation which they call “the biggest and most significant environmental rollback to occur in a generation.” The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) made […] Click here to view original […]

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Tories’ bill could punch factory-sized holes in the Greenbelt

During the 2018 election campaign, the Tories promised to “protect the Greenbelt in its entirety.” (greenbelt.ca) Queen’s Park has shut down until February, but before MPPs headed home, the Progressive Conservative government introduced one final piece of legislation: Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act . Its 12 schedules […] Click here to view original […]

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Burlington Vows to Protect its Land From Doug Ford

The City of Burlington has responded to the provincial government’s Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 . This bill was tabled by the provincial government on Dec. 6, 2018. According to a recent press release from the City of Burlington, if passed this bill would allow municipalities to, […] Click here to view original […]

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Chloride levels are rising in Waterloo Region drinking water

For years doctors have been warning patients to reduce their salt intake. Now environmentalists are expressing similar concerns regarding the amount of salt being used on sidewalks, roads, parking lots and driveways. The chloride found in road salt is seeping into both surface water — like creeks, streams, rivers and melted ice — as well […]

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New Requirements for Drinking Water System Owners

A new regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, took effect July 1, 2018. This regulation applies in source protection areas identified under the Clean Water Act and ensures that municipal residential drinking water sources are protected before drinking water can be provided to the public. The regulation applies where: a new municipal residential drinking […]

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