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Presentation Ontario Environment Commissioner-February 28, 2012

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Presentation Ontario Environment Commissioner-February 28, 2012

  1. 1. Engaging Solutions Gord Miller Environmental Commissioner of Ontario ONEIA Feb 28, 2012
  2. 2. Overview l  Engaging Provincial Solutions l  Biodiversity Matters l  Planning Solutions l  Getting on with Environment Business l  Emerging Issues
  3. 3. Great Lakes without a COA l  Unilaterally, Ontario could implement the following: –  Expand the Lake Simcoe protection approach to the Great Lakes; –  Get serious about combined sewer overflows; –  Report on pollutant loadings; –  Build full-cost recovery into the water taking charge; –  Unleash the potential of the Clean Water Act, 2006 –  Build on successes like the cosmetic pesticides ban; –  Ban Asian carp imports, dead or alive; –  Defend wetlands; –  Curb agricultural runoff; –  Harness a broader range of ministries to delver GL restoration; and –  Champion the Great Lakes.
  4. 4. Ontario’s Great Lakes Fishery Legacy No Data for Atlantic Salmon But they went Extinct
  5. 5. Unlikely Species at Risk Icon
  6. 6. Recognising the Need for Green Infrastructure
  7. 7. Stormwater: Our Neglected Headwaters
  8. 8. Stormwater: Our Neglected Headwaters
  9. 9. Cottages at Rondeau Provincial Park
  10. 10. Budgets at MOE + MNR as %
  11. 11. Waste Diversion Current Situation l  Diversion only 23% l  More tonnes going to landfill l  WDA review process and proposed amendments in Limbo l  Diversion funded by a strange mix of property taxes, provincial revenues and stewards
  12. 12. Current Situation l  Diversion only 23% l  More tonnes going to landfill l  WDA review process and proposed amendments in Limbo l  Diversion funded by a strange mix of property taxes, provincial revenues and stewards
  13. 13. Current Situation l  Diversion only 23% l  More tonnes going to landfill l  WDA review process and proposed amendments in Limbo l  Diversion funded by a strange mix of property taxes, provincial revenues and stewards
  14. 14. Will Rogers … “If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?” Thank You For Your Attention

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