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Gord Miller
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is the province's independent environmental watchdog. Appointed by the Legislative Assembly, the ECO is tasked with monitoring and reporting on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights, and the government's success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in achieving greater energy conservation in Ontario.

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Governments face legal risks relating to stormwater management and climate change

- 2014-11-26

In August, Burlington received more than 125 mm of rain – two months’ worth – in a mere three hours. It’s only the most recent example of intense rainfall in Ontario. I’ve already discussed in a blog this …

Lions and tigers and bears … and apes and rhinos and turtles and … oh my.

- 2014-11-25

Last week, representatives from over 170 countries met in Sydney, Australia to attend the IUCN World Parks Congress. This global forum on protected areas was not simply about “parks.”  This worldwide effort to …

Lighten Up Your Day with ECO-Live

- 2014-11-24

Too much information? Anyone in the environmental field knows the feeling: too much dense technical detail, too little time. So today we’re launching a new service, offering you bite-sized servings from ECO’s …

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Looking for Leadership


Smart from Sunrise to Sunset:
A Primer on Ontario's Evolving Electricity Grid

Looking for Leadership:
The Costs of Climate Inaction
2014 Climate Change Progress Report

Managing New Challenges
2013/14 Annual Report

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Inaction Threatens Health at Aamjiwnaang First Nation

Commit to End Logging in Algonquin Provincial Park

Commissioner Questions Growth Plan’s Effectiveness

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