Conservation Authorities Act Review Engagement Session Dates

As part of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s (MNRF) commitment to initiate a review of the Conservation Authorities Act, a discussion paper has been posted to the Environmental Registry to solicit feedback on opportunities to improve the existing legislative, regulatory and policy framework that currently governs conservation authorities and the programs and services they deliver on behalf of the province, municipalities, and others. 
The Discussion Paper can be viewed by going to the following link and searching for registry number 012-4509 http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/ . The discussion paper will be posted for a 90 day period. The deadline for submitting comments is October 19th, 2015.
As part of the review, a number of regional engagement sessions have been scheduled to provide municipal officials, staff, and associations with an opportunity to provide input into the review. The dates and locations for these sessions are:
  • Wednesday, September 2nd at the Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket, Ontario from 9am to 12pm
  • Tuesday, September 8th at the London Public Library, 251 Dundas St., London, Ontario from 1pm to 4pm
  • Thursday, September 24th at the Smith Falls Memorial Community Centre, 71 Cornelia Street West, Smith Falls, Ontario from 1pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday, September 30th at the Columbus Centre, 301 May St. South, Thunder Bay, Ontario from 9am to 12pm
  • Friday, October 2nd at the Steelworkers’ Union Hall and Conference Centre, 66 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario from 9am to 12pm
 
If you are interested in participating in any of these sessions, please RSVP to the Water Resources Section at mnrwaterpolicy@ontario.ca identifying which session(s) you will be attending. 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 9:00am
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:00am
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:00am