Comment on: Draft 2020 Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health

From Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current status: Open

Opened on July 5, 2019 and will close on September 4, 2019.

Review and comment on the draft agreement between Canada and Ontario to protect water quality and ecosystem health in the Great Lakes (PDF).

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Send an email to with your comments on the draft agreement.

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Send a letter with your comments to the address in the Contact Us section below.

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:

We invite all interested parties to read the draft 2020 COA and provide comments.

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Great Lakes National Program Office
Environment and Climate Change Canada
4905 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T4


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