New regulation permits industry to
ignore Act’s main purposes
September 10, 2013 - TORONTO - Environmental
groups are suing the Ontario government for its decision to exempt major
threats to species at risk from the province’s Endangered Species Act (ESA).
acting on behalf of Ontario Nature and Wildlands League, have filed a lawsuit in
Divisional Court alleging that the Ontario government acted unlawfully by making
a regulation that undermines the ESA.
Read the media release.
Read the backgrounder.
New regulations cut big hole in safety net for species on brink of extinction
June 3, 2013 - Toronto - Today CPAWS Wildlands League warns that Ontario has shattered its once North American leading legislation as it bends over backwards to help industries at the expense of more than 60 threatened and endangered species in the province. Broad and sweeping regulations released late last Friday confirmed that Ontario is proceeding with permanent exemptions and longer transition exemptions for industries and activities from the Endangered Species Act.
Read the full release
Read the regulations here
Read our letter to the Premier resigning from the ESA panel
Read our letter to Minister Orazietti on ESA regulations