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December 11, 2020–Julee Boan
Boreal Forest•Land-use planning•Species at Risk
Boreal caribou © Troy B Thompson CC BY-NC-NC 2.0
When Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) was brought into force in 2007, the Ministry of Natural Resources granted a one-year exemption to the forestry industry on the premise that industry ...
July 21, 2020–Ontario Nature Staff
Tufted Titmouse © Bill McDonald
Bill 197 unravels environmental protections, including the following: Bill 197 made substantial amendments to the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). As a result, no types of industrial or development projects will ...
July 16, 2020–Anne Bell
Conservation News•Habitat•Land-use planning•Ontario Nature
Sewage and shoreline pollution © Viv Lynch CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
On July 8, the Government of Ontario introduced an omnibus bill (Bill 197) which proposes to amend 20 pieces of legislation with minimum debate in the Legislature and no public ...
February 3, 2020–Julee Boan
Clearcut © iStock/shaunl
The Government of Ontario’s new Forest Sector Strategy has been portrayed as a gift to the people of northern and rural Ontario. It claims to herald a “better quality of ...