We have made small changes to the boundary of Sandbanks Provincial Park. These changes add acquired land to the park, allow the transfer of a boat launch property to the County of Prince Edward and allow the County of Prince Edward to widen a section of County Road 12 to a standard width.
Ontario is a big place with incredible wildlife diversity. The way we protect wildlife habitat often varies by region. We are developing a technical manual about the identification, description and prioritization of significant wildlife habitat in the northwest region of the province.
September 6, 2017 - October 6, 2017 (30 days) Closed
We're providing incentives to eligible businesses that want to buy low-carbon commercial vehicles and technologies to reduce emissions. Our goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the movement of goods and non-passenger related services by encouraging a shift towards low-carbon fuels and emission reducing technologies.
The Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, was passed on December 12, 2017. Once in force, it will give communities a stronger voice in land use planning and replace the Ontario Municipal Board with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.
December 19, 2017 - February 2, 2018 (45 days) Closed
Land use planning is a process that determines the most appropriate use of land and water. We are working with Kashechewan First Nation to develop a community based land use plan for an area in the Far North. It will identify which lands will be dedicated to protection and which will be open for potential economic development.
October 5, 2016 - December 19, 2016 (75 days) Closed
We introduced Bill 139 - the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, on May 30, 2017. The changes identified in the bill respond to the province-wide consultation the government undertook as part of the Ontario Municipal Board Review.
We introduced a new penalty under Waste Diversion Transition Act to help ensure compliance with the legislation and its regulations. This will help to make sure the environment remains protected during the transition to the new producer responsibility framework.
On November 24, 2017, we amended the energy efficiency regulation with new and enhanced efficiency standards for 12 products. The amendment aligns Ontario’s energy efficiency standards with leading North American jurisdictions, helps reduce the environmental impact of energy use and encourages energy conservation.
January 11, 2017 - March 12, 2017 (60 days) Closed
After hearing from stakeholders and considering the impact of the proposed federal Clean Fuel Standard, we are proposing to amend existing renewable fuel regulations to reduce greenhouse gases in the transportation sector, drive innovation and fight climate change.
October 13, 2016 - December 16, 2016 (64 days) Closed
On October 26, 2017, the Ontario government issued the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan, Delivering Fairness and Choice. The plan focuses on making energy more affordable and giving you more options in how you use energy.
June 29, 2017 - September 27, 2017 (90 days) Closed
We prepared a discussion paper to help gather input on the development of a draft wildlife management strategy. The strategy would provide direction for wildlife management and help inform wildlife policy development, planning, management and decision making.
July 28, 2014 - September 11, 2014 (45 days) Closed
Webequie First Nation is leading preparation of a community based land use plan, working together with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) within the context of the Far North Land Use Planning Initiative. Webequie is a fly-in community located on Winisk Lake and 540 km north of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
July 23, 2014 - September 8, 2014 (47 days) Closed
Constance Lake First Nation is leading the preparation of a community based land use plan in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) within the context of the Far North Land Use Planning Initiative.