Doug Ford orders 'wind down' of non-essential conservation authority programs - 2019-08-19

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F99.png Doug Ford orders 'wind down' of non-essential conservation authority programs August 19, 2019, Fatima Syed, National Observer

The Doug Ford government has, without warning or consultation, ordered the authorities that protect Ontario's watersheds to "wind down" unnecessary programs.

National Observer has learned that conservation authorities and municipalities received letters addressed from Environment and Conservation Minister Jeff Yurek on Aug. 16 ordering them to shut down programs that do not relate to their "core mandate" without specifying what this mandate is.

In light of this memo, environmentalists are now concerned this leaves the province without the necessary protections from increasingly severe floods.

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{{cite news | first = Fatima | last = Syed | title = Doug Ford orders 'wind down' of non-essential conservation authority programs | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/08/19/news/doug-ford-orders-wind-down-non-essential-conservation-authority-programs | work = National Observer | date = August 19, 2019 | accessdate = August 20, 2019 }}