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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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Environmental Rights – In Your Hands

- 2015-04-14

Looking back at my time as Commissioner – 15 years! – a very strong theme has been the passionate engagement of so many Ontarians in environmental protection. The Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) has had many …

Ontario finally moves on carbon pricing

- 2015-04-13

The long wait is over; today Ontario finally announced that it will implement a carbon price (a cap-and-trade system), and I am very pleased with this development. Ontario first joined the Western Climate Initiative …

The road to Paris is paved with subnational intentions

- 2015-04-02

Yesterday Monday was an important milestone on the road to the next United Nations (UN) climate change conference in Paris this December ‒ March 31st was the deadline for countries to submit their “intended …

Recent Reports




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

Planning to Conserve
2014 Energy Conservation 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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