Updated Statement of Environmental Values for the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

ERO number
Notice type
Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993
Posted by
Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
Notice stage
Proposal posted
Comment period
April 3, 2018 - May 18, 2018 (45 days) Closed

This consultation was open from:

April 3, 2018
to May 18, 2018

Proposal summary

We are proposing to update our Statement of Environmental Values to acknowledge the importance of climate change.

Proposal details

Description of policy

The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation is proposing to update its Statement of Environmental Values to acknowledge the importance of climate change.

The following text is to be added to the Statement of Environmental Values;

Climate change

The Ministry believes that the public interest requires a broad effort to reduce greenhouse gases and to build a cleaner and more resilient province. The Ministry will continue to involve and engage individuals, businesses, communities, municipalities, non-governmental organizations and Indigenous communities in the ultimate goal of fostering a high-productivity, resilient, low-carbon economy and society in Ontario. 

The Ministry understands that climate change may have a greater impact on Indigenous communities. The ministry will consider the unique impacts of climate change on Indigenous communities when reviewing policies and legislation.

Please review the draft Statement of Environmental Values  and provide comments to the contact person listed in this notice by the end of the comment period.

Purpose of policy

Ministries that are subject to the Environmental Bill of Rights are required to develop, consult on and follow a Statement of Environmental Values.

The Statement of Environmental Values contains core values on how the ministry will consider the environment when implementing decisions that could significantly affect the environment.

Supporting materials

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You can view supporting materials in person. Some are not available online because of ownership rights or for accessibility reasons.

Get in touch with the contact person listed below to find out what materials are available.

You can view them in person at these locations:

Strategic Planning and Economic Policy Branch

160 Bloor Street East
4th floor
Toronto ON M7A 2E6

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Commenting is now closed.

The comment period was from April 3, 2018
to May 18, 2018

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