Conservation Authority Survey
In March 2020, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks consulted on the mandate of conservation authorities (CAs) and asked the public to complete a survey to help them determine the value of CAs to Ontarians.
The deadline to respond to the survey was March 13, 2020. Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback. Ontario Nature will keep you updated with next steps as this story progresses.
The survey followed public sessions where big developers and others have been urging the government to remove conservation authorities from the planning process, and to limit their mandate and scope. Limiting the mandate of CAs will only open the floodgates for unchecked development, threatening our communities’ flood plains, drinking water, biodiversity, natural heritage and more.
Conservation Authorities play a key role in protecting Ontarians from the impacts of climate change. We must resist the trend towards environmental deregulation in Ontario.