Canada Ontario Agreement 2019

The Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health is the federal-provincial agreement that supports the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem. The agreement outlines how the governments of Canada and Ontario will collaborate and coordinate their efforts to restore, protect and preserve the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem. This is the means in which Canadian federal authorities work with Ontario`s provincial ministries to fulfill Canada`s obligations under the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). Canada and Ontario recognize that a new agreement between Canada and Ontario may not be concluded and may not come into force until 2020. If a new Canada-Ontario agreement is not yet in force, if the current agreement comes to an end, our joint work on Great Lakes can continue as we work to conclude the new Canada-Ontario agreement. The comment period was from July 5, 2019 to September 4, 2019 Canada and Ontario have negotiated a project for 2020 COA. The draft agreement contains commitments with respect to the following priorities: The governments of Canada and Ontario today released a draft new Canada-Ontario Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health Agreement to coordinate measures to protect water quality in our Great Lakes. To help develop this new agreement, Canada and Ontario are seeking public input.

The draft agreement will be available for public notice between 5 July and 4 September. A final agreement is expected in 2020. Comments or questions on the proposed project should be sent to the Great Lakes National Programs Board, Environment and Climate Change Canada under ec.grandslacs-greatlakes.ec@canada.ca or by mail to the address below by September 4, 2019. The draft agreement contains 13 annexes in five categories, including water protection, improvement of coastal areas, protection of habitats and species, improvement of understanding and adaptation, participation of communities – from awareness to action, science and innovation. COA offers a 5-year work plan, as Canada and Ontario will work together to restore and protect the Great Lakes. It also describes how they will implement the provisions of the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The 2014 COA expires in December 2019.

The draft contract, published on July 5 as a notice (019-0198) to the Ontario Environmental Registry (ERO), focuses on current and emerging themes such as algal blooms, invasive species and climate resilience. We want to conclude a new agreement between Canada and Ontario on the restoration, protection and preservation of water quality and the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. This would be the ninth agreement between the two levels of government and measures to address key Great Lakes challenges, such as improving wastewater and stormwater management and reducing pollution, including a new focus on dispersed salt and plastic pollution. At the binational level, Great Lakes fisheries are worth more than $7 billion, he said. All interested parties are invited to read the draft COA 2020 and provide comments. Final Sales Assistance This item cannot be returned or exchanged. No refunds are given for final sales products. • Support for the implementation of Great Lakes commitments in the province`s environmental plan (draft published in November 2018) Please contact the contact mentioned in this notice to find out if further agreements can be reached. Annex 9: Groundwater quality Annex 10: Effects of climate change and resilience OFAH and other Great Lakes stakeholders, however, had the opportunity to comment on a preliminary draft of priorities and actions for this RENEWAL OF THE COA this spring, said Chris Robinson, Director of the Fish and WildlifeLife Programs. The new draft agreement aims to promote measures to address major challenges for the Great Lakes, such as the control of harmful and annoying algae in Lake Erie and the clean-up of areas of concern in the Great Lakes.

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