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Bill 132 and Proposed Waterpower Exemption to a Permit to Take Water

With climate change impacts bearing down on us, decision makers have a responsibility to ensure the resiliency of our freshwater resources.  If this proposal moves forward it will be a precipitous turning point for our future with freshwater in Ontario and beyond.

ORA’s 22 November 2019 submission below had great support from several Environmental organizations.  When Bill 132 was reported back on 4 December 2019 with no changes to Schedules 9 and 16, ORA submitted a supplemental submission on 5 December – available here.

ORA also presented to the Standing Committee on General Government on Monday 25 November – you will find ORA’s speech here.

ORA ran an online Petition Campaign and within 5 days 343 people signed petitions.
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE PETITION!!

ORA is also pleased to report that the Canadian Environmental Law Association included ORA’s recommendations as an Appendix to their submission – here.

You can find the proposed waterpower exemption to the PTTW on the  Environmental Registry posting here.

Check out ORA’s submission:
2019-11-22-ORA-Bill-132-PTTW

2019-12-05-ORA-ERO-LRIA-1