November 1, 2016
Ontario is consulting concerning a regulation to establish a moratorium on issuing new or increasing permits to take water for the purposes of water bottling. Ontario Council sent comments.

November 7, 2016
Ontario Council sent a submission concerning the review of the Environmental Bill of Rights

Our major concerns, among others, are: highlighting the need to protect the environment; highlighting the importance of water resources; using the precautionary principle; recognition of Environmental Justice; asking that all ministries be covered by this bill; and incorporating the principle of Precedence as was done with the Great Lakes Protection Act.

October 31, 2016
Ontario Council strongly supports the proposed changes outlined in the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review (a review of four major land use plans including the Greenbelt) and sent these comments to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs

November 7, 2013
Letter is sent to Premier Wynne concerning The Endangered Species Act

November 1, 2009
Ontario Council sends comments on the Draft Regulation of the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act 2009 EBR #010-7792. Our comments were prepared by Dr. Charlotte Rigby and Olga Lee, our analysts on environmental toxins, and include responses to questions posed to the Stakeholders’ consultation meeting held in Ottawa on October 7.  
Our Comments

April 22, 2009

On Earth Day, we sent a letter of congratulations to the Hon. John Gerretsen, the Minister of the Environment commending him on the passage and proclamation of Bill 64, the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act. We take advantage of this to continue to ask for two items:

  1. continued provision of educational materials to the people of Ontario as they make the transition from chemical dependence and the concept of perfect lawns, to natural gardening,
  2. an eventual end to the exemption given to golf courses



January 30, 2009

CFUW Ontario Council is very concerned that the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act has yet to be proclaimed. A letter has been sent to the Minister of the Environment and the Premier expressing our fears about the situation.

December 17, 2008

Comments are sent to the Ministry of the Environment concerning the regulations for the Bill 64, the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act.


October 10, 2008

Thanks to the work of the CFUW Ottawa's Environmental Toxins and Health Study Group, Ontario Council has presented comments to the Ministry of the Environment concerning the discussion paper, Creating Ontario's Toxics Reduction Strategy.
Our response 


June 18, 2008

Bill 64, Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act is passed and receives Royal Assent


June 15, 2008

A letter was sent to the Hon. John Gerretson concerning Bill 64, Cosmetic Pesticides

June 9, 2008

Sheila Clarke, CFUW Stratford, and Elaine Harvey, CFUW Kingston, present in person the CFUW Ontario Council Brief on Bill 64, Cosmetic Pesticides to the Standing Committee on Social Policy


May 21, 2008

CFUW Ontario Council presents comments on ERB Registry Number 010-3348: Bill 64, Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act to the Ministry of the Environment.

May 2, 2008

A letter was sent to The Honourable John Gerretsen Minister of the Environment concerning the reuse, recycling and safe disposition of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE).


Dec. 20, 2004
CFUW/Ontario Council submits to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, The Greenbelt Plan.