Updating the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services’ Statement of Environmental Values

ERO number
019-3116
Notice type
Policy
Act
Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993
Posted by
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Notice stage
Proposal
Proposal posted
Comment period
February 9, 2021 - March 26, 2021 (45 days) Open
Last updated

This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
March 26, 2021

Proposal summary

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) is proposing a new Statement of Environmental Values (SEV) in order to reflect the changes to the ministry structure, as well as to acknowledge the priority of addressing climate change.

Proposal details

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) is proposing a new Statement of Environmental Values (SEV) in order to reflect the changes to the ministry structure, as well as to acknowledge the priority of addressing climate change.

The Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR) is a piece of legislation that is an important tool in environmental protection. The EBR establishes mechanisms to ensure the public is informed, engaged and consulted on matters of environmental significance. It also provides for accountability in environmental decision-making in the government.

As MGCS is a prescribed ministry under the EBR, the ministry is required to develop and publish a SEV based on the work in MGCS. The SEV is required to outline:

  • How MGCS will apply the EBR when making decisions that might significantly affect the environment.
  • How consideration of the purposes of the act should be integrated with other considerations, including social, economic and scientific considerations, that are part of decision-making in the ministry

MGCS is proposing a new SEV to:

  • Meet the requirement around the SEV in the EBR;
  • Update the SEV to reflect changes in the ministry structure;
  • Affirm the important role of Indigenous peoples’ participation in ministry decision-making
  • Acknowledge the priority of addressing a changing climate
  • Reflect the government’s A Made in Ontario Environment Plan

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Corporate Coordination Unit
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777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M5B2H7
Canada

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Corporate Coordination Unit
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777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M5B2H7
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Alexandra Radley

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Corporate Coordination Unit
Address

777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M5B2H7
Canada

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