current Ontario legislation

On the current Ontario legistation page you can add to the list of bills or the list of regulatory changes.

All Ontario statutes and regulations are available here:

Current activites of the Ontario legislature are recorded at: Ontario Legisalture site

Bills before the House Government of Ontario:

see: List of Current Ontario Bills

Ontario Bill 136 - The Places to Grow Act.

List of Regulatory Changes

List of Government Initiatives

Improving Environmental Assement.

The Provincial Biodiversity Strategy

  • Province releases "Draft Provincial Biodiversity Strategy" and invites public comment: MNR release

Extending Highway 427.

  • In a March 31, 2004 letter, MTO announced the GTA North Transportation (427) Corridor project is "no longer active" instead, they are going ahead in planning the extension of the 427 to the CP Intermodal facility in Vaughan. The primary objective of this new initiative is to address existing and short-term transportation issues south of the Greenbelt and facilitate planning and development. A new website www.427corridor.com has been set up. Going to the website, the news is more ominous...

Feds cutting enforcment officers.

  • The Federal Government is considering cutting 23 Department of Fisheries and Oceansenforcement officers in Southern Ontario. Enforcement is a key part of maintaining healthy rivers in an area where there is tremendous pressure on our watersheds from poor development practices. Contact: Sue Kirby Asst. Deputy Minister of Oceans and Habitat, 200 Kent St., Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6 Email: kirbys at dfo-mpo.gc.ca Phone: 613-993-0850

Ontario Power Authority starts public consultations

  • www.powerauthority.on.ca

Review of Ontario's protected areas.

  • MNR is undertaking to develop strong legislation that reflects the quality of Ontario’s network of protected areas, and ensures that they are protected for future generations. More info at the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights site.