Last summer, you helped stop the gutting of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act. We thought the Endangered Species Act was safe. We were wrong.
Now the Ontario government is at it again, with a proposal for a series of regulations under the Endangered Species Act that will have a similar effect to gutting the Act. The new regulations will grant broad exemptions to industrial players allowing them to get around the requirement to protect species at risk. That means that logging companies, mining companies, and mega-quarries will be able to destroy species-at-risk, like the golden eagle, wolverine and woodland caribou, and their habitat without any consequence.
We told the Ontario government once that it is unacceptable to gut our Endangered Species Act, but they clearly forgot. We need to remind them! Please tell the Ontario Government to abandon these harmful regulations and protect Ontario’s at risk species.