Proposed Changes to Drainage Act

Anastasia Lintner, CELA special projects counsel with the Healthy Great Lakes program, submitted a discussion paper on changes that the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing for the Drainage Act.

In our comments, CELA encouraged OMAFRA to work with other ministries, agencies, and the interested public to develop legal and policy reforms which will create climate resilient communities. Piecemeal reforms, aimed primarily at reducing alleged “red tape”, will not enable Ontario to address the biodiversity crisis and climate change urgency that we are currently facing.

Download the full discussion paper here:
Drainage Act Discussion Paper – ERO Number 019-1187