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Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy and Environmental Commissioner consistent in criticising provincial governments handling of Great Lakes Agreement, Genetically Modified Food issues and Managing Hazardous Waste
November 01, 2000

CIELAP Executive Director Anne Mitchell stated in response to the release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's Annual Report that "the ECO has provided a valuable public service, in highlighting the highhanded manner in which many Ontario government agencies and Ministries dismiss the complaints and concerns of Ontario citizens concerned about environmental protection.

Mitchell went on to say " we are particularly pleased that the ECO highlighted the failure of the Ontario Government in several key areas:

The ECO's report is a useful analysis. We are hopeful his office will go beyond recommendations and he will be able to affect change, particularly in the area of hazardous waste management which is a serous health risk."


For more information contact:
Anne Mitchell
Executive Director
(416)-923-3529



The Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy has for been commenting on and monitoring policy and regulatory changes related to the environment for 30 years.