Working to Protect Ontario’s Watersheds, their Natural Heritage, and our Receiving Waters
Publications, Submissions, etc
January 2022 – This page will host OHI publications as well as submissions sent directly from the OHI to agencies seeking comments on various initiatives. Please also see Take Action | Ontario Headwaters Institute for OHI-led submissions open for public support via petition software.
October 31, 2022: Further to our participation in the Great Lakes Public Forum in Niagara Falls in September, the OHI has submitted comments on the Draft 2023 – 2025 Science and Action Priorities for the implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. See them at OHI Science and Action Priorities Oct 31
March 10, 2022: Rather than comment on the specifics of a proposed Subwatershed Planning guide, as many other organizations will do that, the OHI has sent a letter to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks outlining our concerns that the proposal “occupies a vacuum absent a strategic vision for watershed management in Ontario.” You can see our sub at OHI on Subwatershed Planning ERO 019-4978 March 10.
February 22, 2022: The OHI expressed concerns about deficiencies in a proposed regulatory change for the beneficial reuse of excess soil at pits and quarries. See OHI on ERO 019 4801 Feb 22
January 18, 2022: The OHI supported a motion at the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee to add local lands to the Greenbelt. See OHI to DEAC RE Item 7 B Jan 20
January 7, 2022: The OHI commented on a proposal for an MZO in Wilmot Township. See OHI to Wilmot Township Jan 7
Ouch. These were not replicated here from the Blog. We will try to catch up.
August 22, 2020: OHI comments on amended EA process for Highway 413: OHI to MECP on ERO 019-1883 Aug 22
August 2, 2020: OHI comments on proposed Water Quality Management Framework: OHI to MECP on ERO 019-1340 Aug 2
April 30, 2020: OHI comments on Proposed Amendment 1 to Places to Grow: OHI to OGS on ERO 019-1680 July 27
April 30, 2020: OHI comments on proposed Ministerial Zoning Order for the Simcoe County Environmental Resource Recovery Centre: OHI to MMAH on ERRA April 30
March 13, 2020: OHI comments on the review of the Conservation Authorities Act: OHI on CA Consultation March 13 2020
OHI submission on a draft new Canada-Ontario Agreement on the Great Lakes: OHI on COA ERO 019-0198 Sept 2 2019.
Supplementary comments to Premier Ford on Flooding and Aligned Issues, stressing the need for improved watershed management in Ontario: OHI to Premier Ford on Flooding Resilience June 29
OHI Submission on the Canada-Ontario Agreement for the Great Lakes, stressing the need for a new Annex to collaborate on watershed management: OHI on COA June 17
Supplementary Comments on aspects of Bill 108, stressing the harm of proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act, May 21: OHI Supplementary Observations on Conservation Authorities May 21
OHI Submission on the Far North Act, stressing the need for a comprehensive review prior to repealing the far North Act: OHI to MNRF on Far North April 15
OHI Submission on the aggregate review, including concerns about a secret industry-dominated “summit”: OHI to MNRF on Aggregates March 26 2019
OHI Submission on the efforts to amend the Growth Plan, stressing the need for aspects of a sustainability lens therein: OHI to ERO 013-4504 Feb 22
OHI Submission during consultations on the housing plan, stressing the lack of evidence for claims about environmental red tape and suggestions for a series of sustainability lenses for land use planning: OHI to Housing Consult Jan 25
OHI Submission Bill 66, stressing the unacceptable suspension of environmental protections and democratic norms: OHI on Bill 66 January 20, 2019
OHI Submission on the draft Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan, stressing that it is not a plan, its selective framework, and a serious mis-statement of entitlement: OHI on ERO 013-4208 Jan 28