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Protect Ontario Lakes


Ontario’s lakes and watersheds need your help.

Ontario’s more than 250,000 lakes contain about one-fifth of the world’s freshwater. They are critical habitat for countless species and a source of drinking water for many Ontarians.

Despite their importance, Ontario’s lakes face mounting environmental pressures, including from climate change and pollution.

That’s why, more than a decade ago, the Ontario government enacted the Lake Simcoe Protection Act and the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan. The two work together to protect and restore the ecological health of Lake Simcoe — the fourth largest lake in Ontario — and sets the standard for how other lakes can be protected across the province.

The Lake Simcoe Protection Plan is now up for review by Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. And we’re concerned.

Since stepping into office, the Ford government has gutted environmental protections at every opportunity. We’re worried the policies found in the Lake Simcoe Protection plan, among the strongest pollution protections in Canada, could be next on the chopping block.

Ecojustice is urging Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Jeff Yurek to leave the policies and targets found in the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan intact.

Join us. Tell Minister Yurek that you’re in support of strong protections that will keep Ontario’s watersheds clean and safe. Send your letter today. 

Learn more at: Protect Ontario Lakes

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