Canada Ontario Agreement 2019

8 Apr

The draft agreement – which was introduced on July 5 as a notification (019-0198) in the Ontario Environmental Registry (ERO) focuses on ongoing and ongoing topics such as algal blooms, invasive species and climate resilience. We want to conclude a new canada-Ontario agreement to restore, protect and preserve water quality and the health of Great Lakes ecosystems. The Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health is the federal-federal agreement that supports the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes watershed ecosystem. The agreement outlines how the governments of Canada and Ontario will work together and coordinate their efforts to restore, protect and preserve the Great Lakes watershed ecosystem. This is the way in which Canadian federal departments interact with Ontario`s provincial departments to meet Canada`s obligations under the Great Lakes Canada Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). Comments or questions regarding the proposed project must be submitted to the Great Lakes National Program Office, Environment and Climate Change Canada at ec.grandslacs-greatlakes.ec@canada.ca or by mail at the address below, by September 4, 2019. Today, the governments of Canada and Ontario released a new draft agreement between Canada and Ontario on water quality and Great Lakes health to coordinate water quality protection measures in our Great Lakes. To support the development of this new agreement, Canada and Ontario are seeking public input. The draft agreement may be the subject of a public comment between July 5 and September 4. A final agreement is expected in 2020.

The comment period was July 5, 2019 to September 4, 2019 This would be the ninth agreement between the two levels of government and aims to promote measures to address key challenges facing the Great Lakes, such as improving wastewater and stormwater management and reducing pollution, including a new focus on dispersed salt and plastic pollution. Canada and Ontario have negotiated a project for 2020 COA. The draft agreement contains commitments on the following priorities: the draft agreement contains 13 annexes in five categories, including water protection, improvement of coastal areas, protection of habitats and species, improved understanding and adaptation, community participation – from awareness to action, science and innovation. Canada and Ontario recognize that a new Canada-Ontario agreement may not be concluded and will enter into force before 2020. If a new Canada-Ontario agreement is not yet in place, when the current agreement expires, our great lakes cooperation can continue as we work to finalize the new Canada-Ontario agreement. The ACC presents a five-year work plan on how Canada and Ontario will work together to restore and protect the Great Lakes.