Tell Ontario endangered species are not open for business
The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is a conducting a review of the Endangered Species Act “to improve protections for species at risk, consider modern and innovative approaches to achieve positive outcomes for species at risk, as well as to look for ways to streamline approvals and provide clarity to support economic development”.
Wildlands League sees this as an exercise to reduce environmental regulations and to make it even easier for development to proceed. No data or evidence has been provided to back up the challenges outlined in the discussion paper. In fact, the discussion paper seems wholly focused on finding efficiencies for business instead of improving implementation of the regime to protect and recover species in Ontario.
Read the ECO’s report
LAYING SIEGE TO THE LAST LINE OF DEFENCE: A REVIEW OF ONTARIO’S WEAKENED PROTECTIONS FOR SPECIES AT RISK
How you can help
Please speak up and tell the new Ontario government that no changes are to be made at this time to the Endangered Species Act. Implement the Act as it was originally intended. Enhance transparency and accountability and invest in implementation.