June 16th, 2020

Statement on Ontario reinstating Environmental Bill of Rights provisions: NDP

QUEEN'S PARK - NDP Environment critic Ian Arthur issued the following statement in response to the Ford government reinstating key provisions to the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) it had quietly revoked in April, allowing the government to make environmental decisions without informing the public:

"The Ford government's suspension of vital provisions of Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights was troubling, particularly in light of this government's ongoing attempts to claw back the environmental standards and procedures that keep our water, land and wildlife safe.

While it's a relief to see these key provisions reinstated, the NDP will be watching closely to make sure the Ford government does not attempt further attacks on the province's environmental protections."