Presentation Ontario Environment Commissioner-February 28, 2012

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Presentation Ontario Environment Commissioner-February 28, 2012

  1. 1. Engaging Solutions Gord MillerEnvironmental Commissioner of Ontario ONEIA Feb 28, 2012
  2. 2. Overviewl  Engaging Provincial Solutionsl  Biodiversity Mattersl  Planning Solutionsl  Getting on with Environment Businessl  Emerging Issues
  3. 3. Great Lakes without a COAl  Unilaterally, Ontario could implement the following: –  Expand the Lake Simcoe protection approach to the Great Lakes; –  Get serious about combined sewer overflows; –  Report on pollutant loadings; –  Build full-cost recovery into the water taking charge; –  Unleash the potential of the Clean Water Act, 2006 –  Build on successes like the cosmetic pesticides ban; –  Ban Asian carp imports, dead or alive; –  Defend wetlands; –  Curb agricultural runoff; –  Harness a broader range of ministries to delver GL restoration; and –  Champion the Great Lakes.
  4. 4. Ontario’s Great Lakes Fishery Legacy No Data for Atlantic Salmon But they went Extinct
  5. 5. Unlikely Species at Risk Icon
  6. 6. Recognising the Need for Green Infrastructure
  7. 7. Stormwater: Our Neglected Headwaters
  8. 8. Stormwater: Our Neglected Headwaters
  9. 9. Cottages at Rondeau Provincial Park
  10. 10. Budgets at MOE + MNR as %
  11. 11. Waste Diversion Current Situationl  Diversion only 23%l  More tonnes going to landfilll  WDA review process and proposed amendments in Limbol  Diversion funded by a strange mix of property taxes, provincial revenues and stewards
  12. 12. Current Situationl  Diversion only 23%l  More tonnes going to landfilll  WDA review process and proposed amendments in Limbol  Diversion funded by a strange mix of property taxes, provincial revenues and stewards
  13. 13. Current Situationl  Diversion only 23%l  More tonnes going to landfilll  WDA review process and proposed amendments in Limbol  Diversion funded by a strange mix of property taxes, provincial revenues and stewards
  14. 14. Will Rogers … “If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why cant it get us out?”Thank You For Your Attention

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