Toronto, Ont. – This morning, Environmental Defence will present its objections to Bill 132 to the Standing Committee on General Government. Environmental Defence will focus on Schedules 9 and 16 of Bill 132 and on the Bill’s potential impacts to weaken the environmental penalties framework, reduce the ability of municipalities to manage aggregate operations and protect groundwater, and undermine restrictions on the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides.

In addition, Environmental Defence will raise concerns with the omnibus nature of this Bill and the speed at which it is moving through the legislative process, which severely curtails the opportunities for public consultation.

WHAT: Interview opportunities about the environmentally damaging elements in Ontario Bill 132

WHEN: Monday November 25, 2019, any time after 9:30am

WHERE: Queen’s Park, outside Committee Room 1.

WHO: Keith Brooks, Programs Director, Environmental Defence
Kelsey Scarfone, Water Program Manager, Environmental Defence
Muhannad Malas, Toxics Program Manager, Environmental Defence

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jen Mayville, Communications Manager. Environmental Defence, jmayville@environmentaldefence.ca