Today Ontario passed the Great Lakes Protection Act which will strengthen the province’s ability to restore and protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, as well as the waterways that flow into them.
Passing the Act enables the province to address significant environmental challenges to the Great Lakes, such as climate change, the health of wetlands and watersheds, and reducing harmful pollutants and algal blooms. The Act will also:
Protecting the Great Lakes for future generations supports the government’s plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan.
Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South, was responsible for shepherding Bill 66, the Great Lakes Protection Act, through the legislative and committee process at Queen’s Park.
“The Great Lakes Protection Act will engage ordinary citizens and stakeholders to protect our natural heritage, for our sake and for future generations. It will help ensure that our precious water resources, which Ontario is famous for, are kept healthy and safe for our use.”
— MPP Amrit Mangat, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
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