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Planning for drought and drinking water in Ontario

Climate change is worsening flooding but it will also bring faster spring runoffs, hotter summers, more evaporation and droughts. What will that mean for Ontario's drinking water supply? Source water protection committees are trying to plan ahead. According to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray's  Annual Report on Drinking Water 2014: Under the [...]

Ontario’s Climate Change Consultations

We recently blogged about Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015. The paper reveals the province’s current thinking on climate change policy options and seeks public input on the following specific questions: 1. How can Ontario better support scientific research to advance future technologies that can help fight climate change? 2. In what ways could sectors [...]

Ontario Needs Input on Climate Change Policy

Recently the Ontario government released it’s Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015. The report unveils the province’s current thinking on policy options to address climate change, and asks the public to weigh in on such controversial options as a carbon tax versus other possibilities like a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions. If ever there was a time [...]

One step closer to climate warning labels on gasoline

The West Vancouver Council recently voted unanimously to support warnings on gas pumps to warn motorists about the impact driving has on the environment. This is a first in Canada, and follows the example of several cities in California. Our congratulations to Our Horizon - the organization behind the idea in Canada, who worked with District [...]

Province and Feds Sign Great Lakes Act again

The Ontario and federal governments have signed the latest (8th) version of the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (2014 COA). The purpose of this agreement is to implement Canada’s commitments to protect the Great Lakes made in partnership with the United States under the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality [...]

Divisional Court rejects anti-wind constitutional claim

Special Environmental Protection Act rules for approval of renewable energy projects, including wind farms, do not contravene the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms