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Recent Releases from Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario at McMaster on Tuesday March 21st to deliver Spring 2017 Public Lecture

Published Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:13:18 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario at McMaster to deliver Spring 2017 Public Lecture Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will be speaking at McMaster Centre for Climate Change’s Spring 2017 Public Lecture about climate change in Ontario ̶ the critical thresholds that have been exceeded, the province’s current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and what the government is doing to reduce emissions. Although the province took g...... Click here to read this release



Le ministère des Richesses naturelles et des Forêts reçoit un prix pour la décontamination d’un site de radar datant de la Guerre froide

Published Thu, 9 Feb 2017 15:43:42 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE February 9, 2017 Le ministère des Richesses naturelles et des Forêts reçoit un prix pour la décontamination d’un site de radar datant de la Guerre froide La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario exprime sa reconnaissance au personnel du ministère pour avoir décontaminé un site de radar abandonné datant de l’époque de la Guerre froide situé dans le parc provincial Polar Bear ...... Click here to read this release



Cleanup of Cold War radar site earns Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry award

Published Thu, 9 Feb 2017 15:20:22 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE February 9, 2017 Cleanup of Cold War radar site earns Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry award Environmental Commissioner of Ontario recognizes ministry staff for remediation project in Polar Bear Provincial Park Toronto, ON, February 9, 2017 The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) presented staff from Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) today with...... Click here to read this release



Focus on What Matters

Published Tue, 31 May 2016 10:05:01 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, 31 May 2016 - At Queen’s Park today, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe, in her first report, Conservation: Let’s Get Serious, called for public bodies to be accountable for the energy they use. Right now, it’s hard for taxpayers to find out which public buildings are energy hogs. The Environmental Commissioner calls for this information to be easily available in the lobbies of public buildings. In the meantime, the Commissioner’s website now h...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner to release 2012/13 Annual Report

Published Mon, 7 Oct 2013 11:15:29 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 148, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario The report will be available online at http://www.eco.on.ca coincident with the media conference. The report, entitled Serving the Public, will include substantive reviews of ministry decisions, ministry responses to applications for review and investigation,...... Click here to read this release



Time for Action on Transit Funding

Published Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:00:37 EST Read More

Toronto, September 24, 2013 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the government should move immediately to improve municipal options for funding of transit. Gord Miller today released Building Momentum: Provincial Policies for Municipal Energy and Carbon Reductions, the latest volume of his annual Energy Conservation Progress Report. One of the issues the report examined is the use of development charges to fund municipal transit expansion. Miller points out inequities ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release energy conservation report

Published Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:24:43 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume One of his fourth Annual Energy Conservation Report. The Report explores opportunities for the province to help municipalities reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in their communities. WHEN: Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 149, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Assembly of Ontario Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario The conference wil...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release report on Ontario's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Published Thu, 30 May 2013 08:44:19 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release the 2013 edition of his annual review of the Ontario government’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions at a media conference on June 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit http://www.eco.on.ca. Please note the Commissioner will not be taking questions via webcast,...... Click here to read this release



Investing in Soils for a Sustainable Future

Published Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:10:24 EST Read More

Toronto, March 27, 2013 - “Our soil is a great resource, and we need to change our vision of how we manage it.” This is one conclusion from a roundtable held by Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, which brought together experts and stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of increasing soil carbon and building healthy soils. The report from the event, “Investing in Soils for a Sustainable Future,” released today, outlines the great potential...... Click here to read this release



Algonquin Park Waste Management System Recognized by ECO

Published Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:50:30 EST Read More

Media Release Every year, the ECO recognizes a government program or project that best meets the goals of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993. Ministries are invited to submit nominations, and an arms-length panel reviews them and selects the winner. Today, the 2012 ECO Recognition Award is being presented to staff of the Ministry of Natural Resources for their waste management system for park visitors in Algonquin Provincial Park. Waste management presents a major ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Retreats on Climate Change

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 10:00:39 EST Read More

December 4, 2012 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says the Ontario government is backing away from its plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Gord Miller today released "A Question of Commitment," the 2012 edition of his annual review of the government's Climate Change Action Plan. The 2007 plan established province-wide targets for reducing GHG emissions, as well as programs for reducing emissions in six sectors: electricity, transportation, in...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l'Ontario fait un pas en arrière en matière de changement climatique

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 09:59:29 EST Read More

Le 4 décembre 2012 - M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario (CEO), dit que le gouvernement de l'Ontario s'éloigne de son plan visant à réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES). Aujourd'hui, M. Gord Miller, publie son rapport intitulé Une question d’engagement. Il s'agit de l'édition 2012 de la revue annuelle du Plan d'action contre les changements climatiques du gouvernement. Le plan de 2007 décrit les cibles provinciales de réducti...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release report on Ontario’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:00:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release the 2012 edition of his annual review of the government’s Climate Change Action Plan at a media conference on Dec 4th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit http://www.eco.on.ca/. Please note the Commissioner will not be taking questions via webcast, but will be available f...... Click here to read this release



Op Ed: Clean Your Plate! Wasting Food Exacts a Heavy Toll on the Environment

Published Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:18:34 EST Read More

By Gord Miller Environmental Commissioner of Ontario It’s an uncertainty we can all relate to. You go to your refrigerator to get some milk, yogurt or sliced meat, and wonder whether you need to throw it out because the “best before” date has just passed. This misplaced concern is widespread. A British study by the Waste and Resources Action Program has found that close to 50% of consumers are confused about the meaning of food ...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011/2012 Annual Report, Part 2 - Losing Our Touch

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:00:11 EST Read More

Legislative Media Studio, Queen's Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Check Against Delivery There are some positive developments to report in this Part 2 of our Annual Report to the Legislature. We have some improvements in fisheries management and MNR has even discovered in Algonquin Park a surviving population of a species of fish thought extinct. Fire management in parks has a better plan. With some caveats I acknowledge that there are somewhat better wind turbine ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2011/12 Annual Report, Part II

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:37:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller will release his 2011/12 Annual Report, (Part II), Losing Our Touch, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The report will be available online at www.eco.on.ca, coincident with the media conference. Accredited media may obtain a print copy of Losing Our Touch at the media conference or at the L...... Click here to read this release



Publication de la partie II du rapport annuel de 2011-2012 du Commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:23:44 EST Read More

Avis aux médias M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera son rapport annuel de 2011-2012 (partie II), Perdre la main, au cours d'une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park à 10 h le mardi 2 octobre 2012. Le rapport sera mis en ligne sur le site www.eco.on.ca au début de la conférence de presse. Les médias accrédités peuvent se procurer un exemplaire imprimé du rap...... Click here to read this release



Ministries Playing Games with the Environmental Bill of Rights

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:24:51 EST Read More

Toronto, September 19, 2012 - “ Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says officials in the provincial government are defying the will of the Legislature and ignoring the public’s right to be involved in the development of environmental policy. In Part I of his 2011/2012 Annual Report released today, Gord Miller highlighted the government’s obligations under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993, also known as the EBR. “The EBR is one of the most signifi...... Click here to read this release



Le petit manège des ministères avec la Charte des droits environnementaux de 1993

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:17:06 EST Read More

Toronto, le 19 septembre 2012 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que les agents du gouvernement provincial ne respectent pas la volonté de l’Assemblée législative et qu’ils ignorent le droit du public de participer à l'elaboration des politiques environnementales. Dans la partie I de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012 qu’il publie aujourd’hui, M. Gord Miller met en évidence les obligations du gouvernement en vertu de la Charte des droits environnementaux de ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie la partie I de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012

Published Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:48:39 EST Read More

Avis aux médias M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera la première partie de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012, Perdre le contact, au cours d'une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park à 9 h le mercredi 19 septembre 2012. Le rapport sera mis en ligne sur le site www.eco.on.ca au cours de la conférence de presse. Les médias accrédités peuvent se procurer un exemplai...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2011/12 Annual Report, Part I

Published Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:49:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller will release his 2011/12 Annual Report, (Part I), Losing Touch, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012. The report will be available online at www.eco.on.ca, coincident with the media conference. Accredited media may obtain a print copy of Losing Touch at the media conference or at th...... Click here to read this release



Op Ed: Homebuyers Need Better Protection

Published Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:43:02 EST Read More

By Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner for the Province of Ontario Many people looking for a place to live are being hit with sticker shock. Prices for condos and houses continue to rise across the province, often leaving buyers struggling to make their mortgage payments. Imagine their shock when they get hit with a ‘second bill’ for their purchase, the cost of the energy their home consumes. That ‘second bill’ can add up to a lot. The most recent Statis...... Click here to read this release



Where is Ontario’s “Culture of Conservation”?

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:34:49 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, June 5, 2012 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the Ontario government appears to have forgotten one of the important goals of its own Green Energy and Green Economy Act (GEGEA). Gord Miller made the observation today as he released the Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2011 (Volume One) which reviews the government’s progress to date on its energy conservation promises and makes recommendations on how the governme...... Click here to read this release



BACKGROUNDER - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2011 (Volume One)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:30:52 EST Read More

Backgrounder Restoring Balance, A Review of the First Three Years of the Green Energy Act Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2011 (Volume One) Under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) reports annually to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on the province’s progress in energy conservation. This report is Volume One of the 2011 annual energy report and reviews policy...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume One)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:23:46 EST Read More

Today I am tabling the first volume of my annual energy conservation progress report with the Speaker. It is entitled “Restoring Balance” because it is a review of the first three years of the implementation of the Green Energy Act and I have observed that government policy activity and public discussion have not been balanced with respect to the “two equally important thrusts” promised in the government’s original news release. We all know that the Green Energy Act was about facilitat...... Click here to read this release



Où est la « culture de conservation » en Ontario?

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:14:56 EST Read More

Toronto, le 5 juin 2012 – Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que le gouvernement de l’Ontario semble avoir oublié l’un des importants buts de sa propre Loi de 2009 sur l'énergie verte et l'économie verte (LEVEV). M. Gord Miller a souligné ce fait aujourd’hui lorsqu’il a publié le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume un) qui passe en revue les progrès à ce jour du gouvernement sur ses promes...... Click here to read this release



Fiche d’information - Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume un)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:11:35 EST Read More

Fiche d’information Rétablir l’équilibre, Revue des trois premières années de la Loi sur l’énergie verte Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume un) En vertu de la Charte des droits environnementaux de 1993 (CDE), le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO) fait rapport tous les ans à l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario sur les progrès de la province en écon...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume un)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:01:57 EST Read More

Aujourd’hui, je remets au président le premier volume de mon rapport sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie. Il s’intitule Rétablir l’équilibre, parce qu’il présente une revue des trois premières années de la mise en oeuvre de la Loi sur l’énergie verte. J’ai remarqué que les activités gouvernementales en matière de politiques et les discussions publiques n’étaient pas équilibrées par rapport aux « deux objectifs aussi importants l’un que l’au...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release third annual energy conservation report

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 10:26:07 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume One of his third annual energy conservation report. This year’s report focuses on the government's progress on the conservation promises of the Green Energy Act in the three years since the Act became law. WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 149, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Assembly of Ontario Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le troisième "Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie"

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 10:20:18 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le premier volume de son troisième Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie. Le rapport de cette année se penche sur les progrès du gouvernement relativement aux promesses d’économie de la Loi de 2009 sur l’énergie verte depuis qu’elle a été adoptée il y a trois ans. QUAND : Le mardi 5 juin 2012 à 10 h. OÙ : Salle 149, Studio des méd...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to tour environmental initiatives in Kingston

Published Mon, 28 May 2012 10:02:48 EST Read More

Interview and photo opportunity The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will visit the newly LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant – Administration Building where he will help the City of Kingston and Utilities Kingston unveil the plaque celebrating this achievement. Commissioner Miller will be in Kingston with his multi-stakeholder advisory committee fromTuesday, May 29 to Thursday, May 31. Dur...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario fera le tour des projets environnementaux à Kingston

Published Mon, 28 May 2012 09:50:23 EST Read More

Occasion d’entrevue et de photo Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, M. Gord Miller, visitera l’édifice administratif de l’usine de traitement des eaux usées Ravensview qui s’est vu décerner récemment la certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Pour cette occasion, il aidera la Ville et les services publics de Kingston à dévoiler la plaque commémorative de cette réussite. M. Miller sera à Kingston aux côtés de son comit...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government needs to "Climate-Proof" Ontario

Published Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:25:30 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, March 7, 2012 - In his report Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario’s climate change adaptation strategy released today at Queen's Park, Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, said the Ontario government is off to an encouraging start in preparing the province for the impacts of climate change. This is good news, says Miller, given the slow progress on other climate change issues. "The government is facing challenges in d...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Special Report - Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario's climate change adaptation strategy

Published Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:15:01 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Special Report - “Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario's climate change adaptation strategy” Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Check Against Delivery The Ontario government needs to climate proof the province. We are now experiencing the climate alterations caused by the cumulative release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Higher temperatures, alo...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie le rapport spécial sur l'adaptation au changement climatique

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:43:20 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie un rapport spécial qui passe en revue le rapport Faire face au changement climatique : Stratégie d’adaptation et plan d’action de l’Ontario 2011-2014. Le rapport Faire face est un plan que le gouvernement de l’Ontario a publié. Il décrit les mesures que le gouvernement a prises pour préparer la province à l’élévation des températures ainsi qu’aux phénomènes météorologiqu...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on climate change adaptation

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:36:53 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is releasing a Special Report to review Climate Ready: Ontario's Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, 2011 - 2014. Climate Ready is a plan released by the Ontario government. It outlines measures that the government is taking to prepare the province for warmer temperatures, and more severe weather events, due to climate change. The Commissioner will be commenting on the adequacy of the government’s plan. The...... Click here to read this release



Ministry of Transportation earns Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's Recognition Award

Published Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:11:58 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, January 16, 2012) Today, staff at the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) received the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s (ECO) 2011 Recognition Award for using two environmentally beneficial innovations: bioretention cells and rubber modified asphalt (RMA). The innovations are used at the carpool lot in Beamsville, Ontario, located at the Queen Elizabeth Way and Ontario Street Interchange. This project earned MTO the ECO Recognition Award f...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Missing in Action to Halt the Loss of Biodiversity

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:10:30 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, January 10, 2012 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario says the Government of Ontario must come up with a new strategy to stem the continuing decline in Ontario’s species and natural spaces. In a special report released today, “Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, an Obligation for Ontario,” Gord Miller says unless Ontario and all other provinces take action, the international commitments made by the federal government will b...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Special Report - Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, an Obligation for Ontario

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:04:59 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Special Report - “Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, an Obligation for Ontario” Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Check Against Delivery Do we mean it when we as a nation make a promise to the rest of the world? Are Canadians sincere or is it our new practice to make pledges and then deliberately renege like we did in recent years with our Kyoto commitments? That...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l’Ontario n’agit pas pour mettre un terme à la perte de la biodiversité

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:02:06 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse Toronto, le 10 janvier 2012 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit trouver une nouvelle stratégie pour mettre fin au déclin continuel des espèces et des espaces naturels de l’Ontario. Dans son rapport spécial publié aujourd’hui, La biodiversité : l’engagement d’une nation, une obligation pour l’Ontario, M. Gord Miller dit qu’à moins que l’Ontario et toutes les autr...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport spécial - La biodiversité : l’engagement d’une nation, une obligation pour l’Ontario

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:00:10 EST Read More

DISCOURS Gord Miller, commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario Rapport spécial - La biodiversité : l’engagement d’une nation, une obligation pour l’Ontario Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative Le mardi 10 janvier 2012 à 10 h Priorité au discours anglais prononcé Le pensons-nous vraiment lorsque nous faisons, à titre de pays, une promesse au reste du monde? Les Canadiens sont-ils sincères ou est-ce là notre nouvelle ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publiera un rapport spécial

Published Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:49:23 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publiera un rapport spécial le 10 janvier 2012 à 10 h au cours d’une conférence de presse. La conférence sera diffusée sur le Net. Si vous souhaitez écouter la webémission en direct, veuillez visiter le site http://www.eco.on.ca/. Veuillez prendre note que le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario ne répondra pas aux questions pendant la webémissio...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release special biodiversity report

Published Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:43:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release a special report at a media conference on January 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit http://www.eco.on.ca. Please note the Commissioner will not be taking questions via webcast, but will be available for individual interviews after the news conference. WHEN:...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie, 2010

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:30:23 EST Read More

DISCOURS Gord Miller, commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie, 2010 - Gérer un système énergétique complexe - Résultats Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative Le mercredi 7 décembre 2011 à 10 h Priorité au discours anglais prononcé Au printemps dernier, j’ai remis à l’Assemblée législative le premier volume de mon Rapport annuel sur ...... Click here to read this release



Remarks - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:06:11 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Report - "Managing a Complex Energy System -“ Results" Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Check Against Delivery Last spring I released the first volume of my annual energy conservation report to the Legislature entitled Managing a Complex Energy System - Volume 1. Today I am tabling the second volume of that report. Vo...... Click here to read this release



The Environmental Commissioner says more work is needed on energy conservation

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:01:06 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, December 7, 2011 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario says the government’s energy conservation achievements are substantial, but incomplete. In releasing volume two of his 2010 Energy Conservation Progress Report, Managing a Complex Energy System - Results, Gord Miller says "the government achieved two-thirds of an electricity conservation target that it had set. It’s a respectable showing given that Ontario’s targets are among ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Volume Two of 2010 energy conservation report

Published Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:08:39 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume Two of his 2010 energy conservation report, Managing a Complex Energy System - Results. The report summarizes the province's progress in meeting electricity conservation targets and reviews the performance of provincial programs to conserve energy. The conference will be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit htt...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport annuel de 2010-2011, Mettre des solutions en oeuvre

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:47:46 EST Read More

DISCOURS M. Gord Miller, commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario Rapport annuel de 2010-2011, Mettre des solutions en oeuvre Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative 10 h, le jeudi 29 novembre 2011 Priorité au discours anglais prononcé Les élections sont terminées, et nous devons tous maintenant continuer les affaires de la province. Ainsi, je me présente devant vous pour publier le premier rapport d’une série de ...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010/11 Annual Report

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:32:35 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010/11 Annual Report - "Engaging Solutions" Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Check Against Delivery The election is over and now we all have to get on with the business of the Province. So I am here to release the first of a series of reports that have been waiting for a Legislature to receive them. Today I am releasing my 2010/2011 Annual Report entitled E...... Click here to read this release



Government Failing to Reduce Ontario’s Waste

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:29:01 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario has called on the new government to make waste diversion one of its top environmental priorities. In his 2010/2011 Annual Report released today, Gord Miller says progress on this issue has stalled and the government is sitting on solutions to reduce the more than 9 million tonnes of waste that are landfilled and incinerated every year. “The Ministry of the Environment has identified many pr...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Failing Endangered Species

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:25:14 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) The Government of Ontario is not taking sufficient steps to protect and recover the province’s imperilled species. This warning was issued by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, in his 2010/2011 Annual Report released today at Queen’s Park. “Ontario’s Endangered Species Act is a good law that has the potential to make a real difference,” said Gord Miller. “However, the government is not making...... Click here to read this release



MOE and MNR Can’t Handle Core Responsibilities

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:20:10 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) Capacities are stretched dangerously thin at the two ministries mandated to protect Ontario’s environment and natural resources. This warning was issued today by Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, as he released his 2010/2011 Annual Report. Research has found that at a time when their core businesses have become more complex, the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Natural Resources have to make ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Needs to Act: Environmental Commissioner

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:11:39 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner is worried that Ontario has lost momentum when it comes to the province’s pressing environmental issues. In his 2010/2011 Annual Report “Engaging Solutions” released today, Gord Miller says there’s no shortage of talk about the problems such as climate change, waste diversion, and the loss of biodiversity. “But when it comes to doing something” says Miller, “there doesn’...... Click here to read this release



Publication du Rapport annuel de 2010-2011 du commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario

Published Thu, 24 Nov 2011 09:18:29 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera son rapport annuel de 2010-2011, Mettre des solutions en oeuvre, au cours d'une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park à 10 h le mardi 29 novembre 2011. Le rapport sera mis en ligne sur le site www.eco.on.ca au début de la conférence. Les médias accrédités peuvent se procurer un exemplaire imprimé du r...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010/11 Annual Report

Published Thu, 24 Nov 2011 09:00:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will release his 2010/11 Annual Report, Engaging Solutions, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. The report will be made available online at www.eco.on.ca at the start of the conference. Accredited media can obtain a printed copy of the report at the Legislative Press Gallery, in Room 387A o...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 1)

Published Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:19:44 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 1) Legislative Media Studio, Queen's Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 Check Against Delivery Good Morning. Today I have tabled with the Speaker the first volume of my annual energy conservation report for 2010 aptly named "Managing a Complex Energy System." My statutory obligation with respect to energy conservation is threefold. I mu...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner releases first Ontario government report in EPUB format

Published Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:04:17 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON, June 14, 2011) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Gord Miller, has published the Ontario government's first report in EPUB format (.epub): Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2010 (Volume One): Managing a Complex Energy System. This will allow more Ontarians (and people in other jurisdictions) to access the report and learn about the Ontario government's performance in environmental policies. "Twenty years ago,...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Published Tue, 31 May 2011 10:18:36 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report Legislative Media Studio, Queen's Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Check Against Delivery Pursuant to my legislative obligation in the Environmental Bill of Rights, today I am releasing my 3rd Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, entitled "Meeting Responsibilities: Creating Opportunities." I think it is significant that this report is coming out at ...... Click here to read this release



More Work Needed if Ontario to Meet Climate Change Responsibilities

Published Tue, 31 May 2011 10:05:29 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, 31 May, 2011 - The Ontario government will not, with its current programs, meet its targets for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs). This is one conclusion from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's 2011 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, released today. "Recently released federal government data indicate that Ontario's GHG emissions in 2009 were at the levels the government wants to achieve by 2014," Miller says. "While the drop in GHGs is encouraging,...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release third Annual Greenhouse Gas report

Published Wed, 25 May 2011 07:22:28 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release his 2011 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Report, Meeting Responsibilities: Creating Opportunities. This third GHG report focuses on Ontario’s progress in meeting its GHG targets and makes recommendations for improvements. WHAT: Release of the Environmental Commissioner’s Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2011: Meeting Responsibilities: Creating Opportunities. WHO: Gord Miller, Environme...... Click here to read this release



房屋業主的節能需要不容忽視

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:58:04 EST Read More

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Ne laissez pas les propriétaires sans ressource

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:50:45 EST Read More

Toronto, le 30 novembre 2010 – Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO) dit que la province devrait continuer d’offrir un programme d’améliorations énergétiques domiciliaires. Dans son rapport Repenser l'économie d'énergie en Ontario – Résultats, M. Gord Miller indique que le Programme d'économie d'énergie domiciliaire de l'Ontario (PEEDO) ne prendra plus de nouvelles demandes dès la fin du mois de mars 2011. Le programme fédéral écoÉNERGIE Rénovat...... Click here to read this release



Corriger les programmes pour accumuler les économies d’énergie

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:45:59 EST Read More

Toronto, le 30 novembre 2010 – Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO) dit que le gouvernement a besoin d’apporter des améliorations à ses programmes d’économie d’énergie s’il souhaite atteindre ses nouvelles cibles audacieuses de réduction de l’électricité. Lorsque M. Gord Miller publie le rapport Repenser l'économie d'énergie en Ontario – Résultats, il signale qu’il faudra agir avec force si le gouvernement souhaite atteindre les nouvelles c...... Click here to read this release



Don’t Leave Homeowners Out In the Cold

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:42:28 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, November 30th, 2010 – The province’s Environmental Commissioner says Ontario should continue to have a home-energy retrofit program. In his report Rethinking Energy Conservation in Ontario – Results, Gord Miller warned the Ontario Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) will stop taking new applications at the end of March, 2011. The federal ecoENERGY – Retrofit Homes program, which provides matching funds, has already stopped accepting new ap...... Click here to read this release



Fix Conservation Programs to Secure Energy Savings

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:39:13 EST Read More

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安省環保專員的節約能源報告 將於2010年11月30日發表

Published Fri, 26 Nov 2010 11:23:41 EST Read More

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Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie le 30 novembre 2010

Published Fri, 26 Nov 2010 11:01:16 EST Read More

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Ontario Environmental Commissioner to release Energy Conservation Report on November 30, 2010

Published Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:51:34 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Rethinking Energy Conservation in Ontario – Results: Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report 2009 (Volume 2) on Tuesday November 30, 2010 and will be available online at http://www.eco.on.ca/eng/ starting at 10:00 a.m. The Report will comment on energy conservation initiatives, assesses the energy savings that have been achieved and measures progress on ta...... Click here to read this release



World leaders meet to save species from extinction

Published Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:46:16 EST Read More

To the Editor: World leaders, including federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice, will soon be meeting at the United Nations Conference on Biological Diversity in Nagoya Japan, to try to stem the ever-increasing loss of the planet’s plant and animal species. In the attached opinion piece, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller outlines the steps that he thinks the federal and provincial governments need to take to protect species-at-risk in Canada, including kill...... Click here to read this release



La province permet de drainer les terres humides d'importance provinciale

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:54:52 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate La province permet de drainer les terres humides d'importance provinciale « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario n’arrive pas à protéger les terres humides d'importance provinciale contre les travaux de drainage agricole », dit M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dans son rapport annuel de 2009 2010 publié aujourd’hui. « Nous nous sommes rendu compte que des propriétaires à Ottawa se servent de la Lo...... Click here to read this release



Besoin d’examens sur les grandes installations au gaz naturel

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:50:06 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Besoin d’examens sur les grandes installations au gaz naturel Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit arrêter de bloquer les examens environnementaux stricts sur les grandes installations au gaz naturel », indique M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dans son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 publié aujourd’hui. « Au fur et à mesure que nous éliminons graduellement l’utilis...... Click here to read this release



Le manque de surveillance sur les activités minières met en péril le Grand Nord

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:39:35 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Le manque de surveillance sur les activités minières met en péril le Grand Nord Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario dit que les entreprises d'exploitation minière utilisent le jalonnement des claims, l’exploration et les activités connexes pour circonvenir la promesse du gouvernement visant à protéger la moitié de la forêt boréale dans le Grand Nord. Dans son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 ...... Click here to read this release



Sites d'enfouissement vieillissants : les pollueurs oubliés de l'Ontario

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:25:34 EST Read More

Sites d'enfouissement vieillissants : les pollueurs oubliés de l'Ontario Pour diffusion immédiate Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le ministère de l’Environnement a perdu le compte des centaines de sites d’enfouissements vieillissants qui menacent la qualité de l’air et de l’eau en Ontario », indique M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, dans son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 publié aujourd’hui. « Sans mesure de protecti...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l’environnement publie son rapport annuel de 2009-2010

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:21:59 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le gouvernement ne respecte pas ses promesses environnementales », dit M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario. « Ce gouvernement s’enorgueillit, et avec raison, des progrès qu’il a accomplis en adoptant une loi pour protéger l’environnement », précise M. Miller, « mais les gestes qu’il pose sur le terrain mine souvent ces progrès. » Dans son rapport annuel de 2009 2010 ...... Click here to read this release



More scrutiny needed for large natural gas plants

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:04:22 EST Read More

For Immediate Release More scrutiny needed for large natural gas plants Toronto, September 22, 2010 - The Ontario government must stop blocking tougher environmental scrutiny of large natural gas power plants, says Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. "As we phase-out the use of coal, natural gas - including some very large plants - will play an important role in meeting our energy requirements," says Mi...... Click here to read this release



Lack of Mining Oversight Jeopardizes the Far North

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:50:31 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Lack of Mining Oversight Jeopardizes the Far North Toronto, 22 September 2010 – The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario says mining service companies are using claim staking, exploration, and related activities to circumvent the government’s promise to protect half the boreal forest in the Far North. In his 2009/2010 annual report released today, Gord Miller says this is putting the fragile environment of northern Ontario at risk. Last y...... Click here to read this release



Wanted: One billion more trees for southern Ontario

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:46:07 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Wanted: One billion more trees for southern Ontario Toronto, 22 September 2010 – The Ontario government needs to give more direction as to where, what and how many trees should be planted to restore our woodlands in Southern Ontario, says Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 Annual Report released today. “There are a number of tree planting programs in Southern Ontario,” says Miller, “but without overarching p...... Click here to read this release



Province’s air quality standards are not airtight

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:41:17 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Province’s air quality standards are not airtight Toronto, 22 September 2010 – A recent change to Ontario’s air pollution regulation allows the government to exempt whole sectors of industry from tougher provincial air quality standards, says Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. Depending on how the Ministry of the Environment uses its new powers, the Commissioner says the...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases 2009/2010 Annual Report - Refining Conservation

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:02:14 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Environmental Commissioner releases 2009/2010 Annual Report Toronto, September 22 2010 – The government is failing to follow through on all of its environmental promises, says Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller. “This government rightly prides itself on the progress it has made in passing legislation to protect the environment,” says Miller, “but actions on the ground often undermine it.” In his 2009/2010 Annual Report released t...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report - Redefining Conservation

Published Mon, 20 Sep 2010 17:27:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory Media conference and webcast on September 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (September 16, 2010, Toronto) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will release his 2009/2010 Annual Report at September 22nd, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Copies of the report, Redefining Conservation, will be available an hour earlier at www.eco.on.ca , or for accredited media at the Legislative Press Gallery, in Room 387A of the...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera son rapport annuel de 2009-2010

Published Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:18:43 EST Read More

Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 Toronto, le 16 septembre 2010 – M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 à 10 h le 22 septembre 2010. Les exemplaires du rapport intitulé Redéfinir la conservation pourront être consultés en ligne une heure avant le lancement à l’adresse www.eco.on.ca ou à la conférence de presse dans la salle 387A de l’édifice de ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report

Published Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:12:22 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report Toronto, Thursday September 16 , 2010 – The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will release his 2009/2010 Annual Report at 10:00 am on September 22nd, 2010. Copies of the report, Redefining Conservation, will be available an hour earlier on-line at www.eco.on.ca, or at the Legislative Press Gallery, in room 387A of the Ontario Legislature. Commissioner Miller will hold a news conference at...... Click here to read this release



Gloom lifted on solar prices: OPA listens and responds to applicants with its decision on the microFIT rate

Published Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:03:20 EST Read More

Gloom lifted on solar prices: OPA listens and responds to applicants with its decision on the microFIT rate On August 13th, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) released its much anticipated decision on the proposed price cut to Ontario's renewable energy feed-in tariff ("microFIT") for ground-mounted solar installations that are less than 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. The new rate will be 64.2 cents per kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh) and will be applied to those who submitted applications as...... Click here to read this release



LA CONTROVERSE SUR LES " ÉCO-DROITS " NE DOIT PAS METTRE EN PÉRIL LE PROGRAMME DES DÉCHETS DANGEREUX DIT LE COMMISSAIRE À L'ENVIRONNEMENT DE L'ONTARIO

Published Tue, 27 Jul 2010 10:58:32 EST Read More

LA CONTROVERSE SUR LES " ÉCO-DROITS " NE DOIT PAS METTRE EN PÉRIL LE PROGRAMME DES DÉCHETS DANGEREUX DIT LE COMMISSAIRE À L'ENVIRONNEMENT DE L'ONTARIO (Toronto) M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, indique dans son rapport spécial publié aujourd'hui que le plan de gestion des déchets dangereux de l'Ontario représente un pas dans la bonne direction et qu'il s'agit d'un bon plan à ne pas écarter. Le rapport souligne cependant que le plan n'est pas par...... Click here to read this release



"ECO FEE" CONTROVERSY MUST NOT JEOPARDIZE HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM: ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER

Published Tue, 27 Jul 2010 10:49:29 EST Read More

"ECO FEE" CONTROVERSY MUST NOT JEOPARDIZE HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM: ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER (July 27, 2010 - Toronto) Ontario's program for managing hazardous waste is an important step in the right direction and should not be scrapped, says Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller in his Special Report, released today. The report notes, however, that the program is not perfect, and offers recommendations for its improvement. Miller fears that recent controversy and confusion over t...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera un rapport spécial sur les éco-droits.

Published Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:56:02 EST Read More

Avis aux médias : À l’attention des médias, des rédacteurs en environnement et des agents des affectations Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera un rapport spécial sur les éco-droits. (Toronto, Ont.) En réponse à la récente controverse sur les « éco-droits », M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera un rapport spécial sur le plan de l’Ontario pour les déchets municipaux dangereux ou spéciaux. Qu...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on Eco Fees

Published Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:49:12 EST Read More

Media Advisory: Attention News/Environment/Assignment Editors Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on Eco Fees (Toronto, ON) In response to the recent controversy over “eco fees”, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will issue a Special Report on Ontario’s Plan for Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste. What: Media Conference on Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s special report on EcoFees W...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake

Published Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:58:14 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake (Toronto, ON, June 22, 2010) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will visit a local piece of one of Canada's most unique biodiversity spots this week. He is in Niagara with his multi-stakeholder advisory committee but they will take time out from business meetings for visits to environmental features and initiatives in the region, including a private tour of Marcy's Woods, a protected private nature reserve co...... Click here to read this release



Ontario needs to broaden its climate change policy reach

Published Mon, 31 May 2010 10:20:05 EST Read More

Ontario needs to broaden its climate change policy reach Toronto, May 31, 2010 - The Ontario government will need to expand its climate change policy agenda if it hopes to have any chance of reaching its short- and medium-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. This is one conclusion in a report released today by Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller. The report, entitled Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2010: Broadening Ontario's Climate Change Policy Agenda, id...... Click here to read this release



Publication du Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés aux gaz à effet de serre du commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario

Published Wed, 26 May 2010 11:23:39 EST Read More

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Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Published Wed, 26 May 2010 11:21:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment, Transportation, Renewable Energy, Political Reporters and Editors Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, will release his annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report on Monday, May 31. Entitled Broadening Ontario’s Climate Change Policy Agenda, the paper will lay out additional strategic policy options for the province to review to redu...... Click here to read this release



Gord Miller appointed to third term as Ontario's Environmental Commissioner

Published Tue, 25 May 2010 09:32:34 EST Read More

Media Release Gord Miller appointed to third term as Ontario's Environmental Commissioner (Toronto, May 25, 2010) Gord Miller has been appointed to his third term as Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The Environmental Commissioner is an independent officer appointed by the Legislative Assembly charged with overseeing the implementation of the Environmental Bill of Rights (1993) (EBR). This includes monitoring 14 ministries and submitting annual reports on: ...... Click here to read this release



Energy Conservation - The Opportunities in a Large and Unfinished Agenda

Published Mon, 3 May 2010 10:49:17 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Energy Conservation - The Opportunities in a Large and Unfinished Agenda Queens's Park, May 3, 2010 - Ontario needs a comprehensive energy conservation strategy developed with public participation, to guide energy conservation activity and measure progress. This is one of the conclusions in the report tabled by Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), before the Ontari...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to report on province's energy conservation performance

Published Wed, 28 Apr 2010 13:07:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Local, Environmental, Energy and Political Reporters and Editors Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to report on province's energy conservation performance Environmental Commissioner releases Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report Volume One - an analysis of progress on energy conservation activities in the province. WHEN: Monday, May 3, 2010 10:00 am WHERE: Queen's Park Media Studio - Ontario Legislature - Main Floor We...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario wants your stories about energy conservation successes and failures

Published Wed, 7 Apr 2010 14:12:40 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario wants your stories about energy conservation successes and failures New website invites feedback on barriers and incentives (Toronto, April 7, 2010) Gord Miller, Ontario's Environment Commissioner wants to learn more about the barriers and incentives you've experienced when conserving energy in Ontario. He's created a new website at www.ontarioenergyconservation.ca for Ontarians to report their pleasure or frustration with energy conser...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Not On Track to Meet Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

Published Tue, 8 Dec 2009 10:22:25 EST Read More

Media Release Ontario Not On Track to Meet Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets (Tuesday, December 8, 2009, Toronto - The Ontario government's plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions does not have the tools necessary to meet its GHG emission targets. The government is projecting that it will fall short of its goals, even though the future reductions projected by the government are based on an assumption that all initiatives will be implemented 100 per cent successfully. ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2008/2009

Published Wed, 2 Dec 2009 11:45:29 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2008/2009 WHEN: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:00 am WHERE: Queen's Park Media Studio WHAT: The Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, will submit to the Legislative Assembly a review of the progress of activities in Ontario to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Commissioner’s report includes a review of the “Climate Change Action Plan Ann...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's Annual Report - Chilling Costs of Development Disputes

Published Tue, 6 Oct 2009 09:24:27 EST Read More

Chilling Costs of Development Disputes Queens Park, October 6, 2009 - Citizen groups fighting to protect natural areas need some protection against intimidating legal tactics, warned the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in his new Annual Report, released today at Queen's Park. As Commissioner Gord Miller noted, "The land use planning system is hugely weighted in favour of the development industry. Citizen groups wanting to protect natural heritage can face enormous legal costs a...... Click here to read this release



Publication du rapport annuel de 2008-2009 du Commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario – Favoriser la résilience

Published Thu, 1 Oct 2009 10:54:22 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse Publication du rapport annuel de 2008-2009 du Commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario – Favoriser la résilience La publication du rapport du Commissaire à l’environnement sera effectuée en deux temps. Il y aura d’abord une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park et ensuite une séance d'information en ligne. Conférence de presse à Queen's Park Le 6 octobre 2009 à 13 h Studio des médias de Queen’s Park Rem...... Click here to read this release



Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2008/2009 Annual Report - Building Resilience

Published Thu, 1 Oct 2009 10:48:00 EST Read More

Media Advisory Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2008/2009 Annual Report - Building Resilience There are two parts to the release of the Environmental Commissioners Report - a Media Conference at the Queen's Park Media Studio followed by Web-based Briefing session. Queen's Park Media Conference 1:00 pm, October 6, 2009 Queen's Park Media Studio Note: • The full text of the Annual Report and background documents will be placed on the Environmen...... Click here to read this release



Ontario must show courage in defending species at risk, urges Environmental Commissioner

Published Mon, 2 Mar 2009 09:43:23 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Ontario must show courage in defending species at risk, urges Environmental Commissioner (March 2, 2009, Toronto) – The fate of Ontario’s 183 species at risk depends on the courage of the Ontario Government in making their protection a priority. This is one conclusion found in a Special Report released by Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), and tabled before the Ontario Legislature today. “The Endangered Species Act, 20...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario assesses province's Climate Change Action Plan

Published Wed, 10 Dec 2008 13:48:49 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release Progress in a Climate of Change: Measuring the success of the government's climate change commitments (Queen's Park, December 10, 2008) "It is critical that, in these challenging economic times, we refuse to compromise on our commitments to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction," said Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), today upon the release of his Special Report to the Legislature, Progress in a Climate of Change. The...... Click here to read this release



Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan: Environmental Commissioner responds

Published Wed, 10 Dec 2008 09:37:14 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario responds to the Government of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan Web-based Media Briefing 1:30pm, December 10, 2008 (duration 30 minutes) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is obligated to respond to “Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan: Creating our Sustainable Future Annual Report 2007-2008,” to be released by the Minister of Environment of Ontario, John Gerretsen, on behalf of the Onta...... Click here to read this release



Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2007/2008 Annual Report - Getting to K(NO)W

Published Fri, 17 Oct 2008 14:59:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory For Immediate Release Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2007/2008 Annual Report - Getting to K(NO)W There are two parts to the release of the Environmental Commissioners Report - a Media Conference at the Queen's Park Media Studio followed by Web-based Briefing session. Queen's Park Media Conference 1:00 pm, October 21, 2008 Note: • The full text of the Annual Report and four background documents (Our Un...... Click here to read this release



Priorities must reflect ecological limits, warns Environmental Commissioner

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2007 10:45:24 EST Read More

Media Release: For Immediate Release Aussi disponible en français Priorities must reflect ecological limits, warns Environmental Commissioner (Toronto, December 4, 2007) Ontario’s plans for growth and development are not reconciled with our priorities of preserving and protecting our natural environment, warned Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO). Mr. Miller, who monitors compliance by provincial ministries with the Environmental Bill of Rig...... Click here to read this release