08/18/2012

AMO's comments regarding Bill 100, the proposed Great Lakes Protection Act and the draft Great Lakes Strategy, August 18, 2012

Ontario is seeking to create a provincial focal point and framework to focus action on Ontario’s challenges in the Great Lakes Basin. Ontario is also looking to create legal mechanisms which will allow the government to engage communities and take action on focused, localized water quality problems to enhance water quality and citizen connection to the Great Lakes.

To do so, the government has proposed a new Great Lakes Protection Act (referred to as the GLPA, the Act, or Bill 100) and a Great Lakes Strategy (the Strategy) that will allow citizens, stakeholders and communities to come together to tackle common challenges with the provincial government and improve and enhance the waters of the basin.