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Liberal government’s changes ‘undermined’ Endangered Species Act

 Queen's Park Bureau, The Star

Ontario's environmental watchdog warns endangered species at risk because of changes made by minority Liberal government


Endangered species such as the grey fox and dwarf iris are at greater risk because of changes Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government made behind closed doors, Ontario’s environmental commissioner warned Wednesday.

By revising regulations to grant “broad exemptions” on requirements for land development permits last July, the province “undermined” its widely hailed Endangered Species Act passed in 2007, Gord Miller said in a new report.

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