Ford’s move to shutdown Ontario’s environmental watchdog is a bad idea

Ontario’s environmental watchdog is set to be the latest casualty of Doug Ford’s “Open for Business” approach to governance, but environmental groups and others are concerned about the move.

Doug Ford campaigned on a promise to bring radical changes to government spending, climate-change policy, hydro rates, education and more. Thats exactly what he has been delivering, to the excitement of his base, as Premier of Ontario.

The Ford government has made numerous drastic changes to Ontario policy including a controversial move to end cap and trade amongst others—and in this latest move—to abolish the office of the Environmental Commissioner.

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