Ontario’s review of Endangered Species Act must address long-term ecosystem damage


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2019-01-31

Are protections for endangered species just another bureaucratic burden that is holding back economic development in Ontario?

That’s the below-the-surface premise that seems to lie behind the Ford government’s latest action to “streamline” environmental regulation in this province. Last week, the government announced a review of the Endangered Species Act, saying that the current act is “unclear, administratively burdensome, time consuming and costly for applicants, and (creates) barriers to economic development.”

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