Comment on: Draft 2020 Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health
Current status: Open
Opened on July 5, 2019 and will close on September 4, 2019.
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Who is the focus of this consultation
Canadians living in the Great Lakes basin.
Why are we consulting
Canada and Ontario have a long history of working together to improve conditions in the Great Lakes. Since 1971, federal and provincial agencies have cooperated under a series of Canada-Ontario Agreements (COA).
COA provides a 5 year work plan for how Canada and Ontario will work together to restore and protect the Great Lakes. It also describes how they will implement provisions of the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The 2014 COA expires in December 2019.
Canada and Ontario have negotiated a draft 2020 COA. The draft agreement includes commitments related to the following priorities:
- harmful pollutants
- wastewater and stormwater
- discharges from vessels
- Areas of Concern
- lakewide management
- aquatic invasive species
- habitat and species
- groundwater quality
- climate change impacts and resilience
- from awareness to action
- First Nations and the Great Lakes
- Métis and the Great Lakes
We invite all interested parties to read the draft 2020 COA and provide comments.
- Draft 2020 Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (PDF)
- 2012 Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
- Great Lakes protection
Great Lakes National Program Office
Environment and Climate Change Canada
4905 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T4
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