Ontario proposal puts wetlands at further risk: auditor, advocates

A paddler relaxes in a cedar strip canoe on wetlands in central Ontario near Lindsay, Ont. on June 26, 2022. Half of the wetlands in southern Ontario have never been considered for provincial protection, and new changes planned by the government as part of its housing plan could further put them at risk, the auditor general said in a recent report. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill A paddler relaxes in a cedar strip canoe on wetlands in central Ontario near Lindsay, Ont. on June 26, 2022. Half of the wetlands in southern Ontario have never been considered for provincial protection, and new changes planned by the government as part of its housing plan could further put them at risk, the auditor general said in a recent report. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

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