Projects and Other Initiatives


10th Year Review of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act

The Government of Ontario has posted a discussion paper on the Environmental Registry:

10th Year Review of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, ERO number 013-4143, Comment period January 18, 2019 – March 4, 2019

This is being presented as an “improvement” to the Act. However, the paper makes it clear that the province’s primary objective is not to ensure efficient recovery for Ontario’s at-risk species but, rather, to find even more efficiencies for industries that want to operate in the spaces that species depend upon to live.
Read more and find out what you can do:

David Suzuki Foundation Petition


Submission to City of Toronto Budget Committee

ProtectNatureTO submission February 13, 2019


Preserving and Protecting… 

Environmental Registry number 013-4208

We recommend that the Environment Plan be immediately revised to become more robust and contain greater prescriptive information in order to help identify and preclude future governmental initiatives that are at odds with the environmental outcomes envisioned by the Environment Plan.

ProtectNatureTO submission January 28, 2019


Ontario’s Bill 66: Proposed open-for-business planning tool

PNTO Comments to Environmental Registry of Ontario re Bill 66, January 2019

BACKGROUND

ACTIONS TO TAKE and PETITION TO STOP BILL 66

Join us and many nature protection and citizen groups and thousands of Ontarians making efforts to stop Bill 66 from obliterating years of struggle to establish and bring into force essential environmental protection laws in Ontario

“If passed, this legislation would trump critical environmental protections for land, water and wildlife. Schedule 10 of the proposed legislation would allow municipalities to create an “open-for-business planning by-law” to circumvent planning requirements and land use restrictions under numerous provincial laws, plans and policies.”

Source: Ontario Nature summary and petition

See also: Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods notice


Proposed Cormorant Hunt

Proposal to establish a hunting season for double-crested cormorants in Ontario: ProtectNatureTO submission




Toronto Pollinator Protection Strategy

The City’s Pollinator Protection Strategy

Motion adopted at Parks & Environment Committee May 4/17 meeting in response to our input: “The Parks and Environment Committee:  Requested that the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning continue to ensure the inclusion of the Environmentally Significant Areas in the Biodiversity Strategy.”