The Great Lakes Protection Act, put forward by the Ontario provincial government, has passed in provincial parliament, adding an enhanced level of protection to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. The basic purpose of the act is to ensure waters are clean, swimmable and fishable and the act also incorporates new initiatives such as:
- a Great Lakes Guardian Council
- establishment of environmental monitoring and reporting programs
- incorporation of traditional knowledge offered by First Nation and Métis communities.
Access the full text of Bill 66, the Great Lakes Protection Act.