Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

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Conservations officers: Front line protectors of Ontario's natural resources

Ontario’s provincial parks and conservation areas rank among the natural wonders of the world, thanks to the hardworking people who devote their lives to preserving and protecting them for this and future generations. OPSEU/SEFPO is so proud to represent a huge number of dedicated members who keep our parks in tip-top shape. They work for...

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Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling out the provincial government for weakening environmental protection while the public was focused on the COVID-19 health crisis. Thomas’s rebuke comes in the wake of Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s 2020 Annual Report of the Environmental Value-for-Money Audits and the Operation of the Environmental Bill of Rights...

Smokey at Women's Conference in 2019

TORONTO – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is urging the Ford government to heed concerns that front-line inspectors are raising around changes to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) contained in the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019.  Thomas says inspectors with the Ministry of the Environment are particularly concerned about changes to Section...

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