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Ontario: Province Outlines Priorities for The Environment, Climate Change

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On September 23, 2016, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released all of her ministers' mandate letters, outlining the government’s priorities for the coming sessions. The mandate for Glen Murray, Ontario’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, incorporates refreshed priorities for climate change, water protection, and waste diversion, among other things. The main priorities are summarized below:

  • Leading the fight against climate change
  • Protecting water, water-taking rules and the Great Lakes: 
  • Increasing Waste Diversion: 
  • Modernizing Processes under the Environmental Bill of Rights: 
  • Improving Drinking Water for Indigenous Communities: 
  • Supporting the Development of the Ring of Fire: 

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