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March 27, 2014

Ontario – Key Environmental Bills Stuck in the Legislative Pipeline

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A number of environmental iniatives in Ontario are stalled, due in large part to the tenuous minority government. With the possibility of an election in the near future the fate of this legislation is unknown. The current legislation of interest includes:

  • Bill 6, the Great Lakes Protection Act, will establish a new Great Lakes Guardians’ Council and require "public bodies" to undertake certain initiatives to protect and restore the ecological health of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin
  • Bill 83, the Protection of Public Participation Act, will create a fast track judicial process for identifying and dismissing "strategic lawsuits against public participation" ( SLAPPs)

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