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…
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.
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.
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.