APPROACHING THE WATERSHED

Written by on November 18, 2020 in NRU Greater Toronto - Comments Off

The province says its proposed amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act will improve the accountability and transparency of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities while facilitating timely decision-making. However, some conservation authorities and environmental groups argue the amendments would have the opposite effect by adding red tape to the permit approvals process, politicizing decision-making, and weakening the science-based watershed approach upon which conservation authorities’ work is conducted.

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