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Conservation Authorities Act, 2017 (EBR Registry Number: 013-0561) – Joint Submission

 First, we understand that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is working on a summary document to help the public understand the proposed amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act (CAA) contained in Bill 139. As of the date of this letter, this additional explanatory information is not publicly available and the current deadline for comments is June 30, 2017. The public will better informed about the implications of the proposed amendments with the explanatory document in hand. And, as the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR) provides for “means by which residents of Ontario may participate in the making of environmentally significant decisions by the Government of Ontario” (s2(3)(a)), effective public participation is facilitated by ensuring there is adequate time to consider the potential impacts of the proposed amendments.

Second, as Bill 139 contains more than simply amendments to the CAA, consideration of the impacts has the potential to be complex and warrants more than 30-days for the public to be able to effectively provide feedback. Continue reading


EBR 013-0561 – Proposed amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act as part of Bill (139) – Joint Submission

 The undersigned have prepared the following comments in response to the proposed amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act (per Schedule 4, Bill 139). These are our preliminary submissions on this matter; we reserve the right to provide more fulsome and detailed comments as Bill 139 moves through the legislative process. We appreciate the opportunity to provide our input and look forward to working with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to ensure natural resource conservation, restoration, sustainable development and wise management in Ontario’s watersheds.

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EBR 012-7583 – Conservation Authorities Act Review

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In addition to our submission regarding the Conservation Authorities Act Review Discussion Paper, dated 19 October 2015, ORA is very pleased to provide our recommendations on what has been identified as the five priorities for updating the Conservation Authorities Act…. Continue reading


EBR 012-4509 – Conservation Authorities Act Discussion Paper

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An EBR posting for the Conservation Authorities Act Discussion Paper is closing today.

Conservation authorities have played a significant role in Ontario’s natural resource management landscape for nearly 70 years, establishing a successful legacy of resource stewardship and an impressive record of protecting people, property, and communities from water-related natural hazards (e.g. flooding, drought, erosion).

In order to ensure that the Act is meeting the needs of Ontarians in a modern context, the MNRF is seeking to engage with ministries, municipalities, Aboriginal communities, conservation authorities, stakeholders and the public to initiate a review of the Conservation Authorities Act, including addressing roles, responsibilities, funding and governance of conservation authorities in resource management and environmental protection. Continue reading


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