EA is Not Red Tape: The Case against Ontario Bill 197

Posted by Richard Lindgren The Ontario government has continued its relentless attack on the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) by recently introducing Bill 197 (COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020). Schedule 6 of Bill 197 proposes almost 80 pages of amendments to…

Media Release: Ontario’s post-COVID economic recovery bill: a big miss for a green and just recovery

Toronto – In an enormous piece of legislation, tabled this week as Bill 197, the Ontario government proposes changes to over eleven laws, many of them directly affecting the health of our communities and environment.

Bill 197 – Additional background on changes proposed to specific laws

Background to July 13, 2020 Media Release. Omnibus bill 197 proposes numerous changes to multiple Ontario laws often weakening environmental protection and removing public participation rights.

Blog: Exemption of forestry from the Environmental Assessment Act sets a bad precedent

Ontario has exempted forestry activities from the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act, a move that will negatively impact Ontario’s forests, Indigenous people who depend on the health of those forests to protect their own health, and all the rest of us.