Doug Ford government restores environmental protections it suspended amid COVID-19 - 2020-06-15

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F99.png Doug Ford government restores environmental protections it suspended amid COVID-19 June 15, 2020, Emma McIntosh, National Observer

At the time, the office of Environment Minister Jeff Yurek said the environmental protections could slow down the government's response to the pandemic. The move came under fire from critics and environmental groups, who called it an unnecessary overreach.

It wasn't immediately clear why the government revoked the change Monday, and Yurek's office did not respond to requests for comment.

But in an email to NDP environment critic Ian Arthur, which Arthur provided to National Observer, Yurek said the measure was revoked to coincide with Ontario's economic reopening.

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