Ontario weakening environmental oversight by merging watchdog with auditor: Advocates

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By Paola Loriggio, the Canadian Press, Global News, December 3, 2018

TORONTO – Ontario is weakening environmental oversight at a time when the province is changing gears on fighting climate change, advocacy groups said Monday as they urged the government to cancel proposed changes to the environmental watchdog.

Critics denounced the Progressive Conservatives’ decision to merge Ontario’s environmental commissioner with the auditor general, saying it will reduce government accountability on environmental issues – including the province’s new climate change plan, which replaces the cap-and-trade system.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4724089/ontario-environment-oversight-watchdog-advocates/