Appendix 1: Nutrients Appendix 2: Pollutants Appendix 3: Wastewater and Rainwater Appendix 4: Ship Discharges Canada addresses threats to water quality and the health of Great Lakes ecosystems and works with partners and the public to protect this vital common resource. This communication was updated to inform the public on July 29, 2020, that this proposal is still under review. The department is currently reviewing the submissions received. The original date of the proposal and the comment period were not changed. Comments or questions regarding the proposed project must be submitted to the Great Lakes National Program Office, Environment and Climate Change Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at the address below, by September 4, 2019. We want to conclude a new canada-Ontario agreement to restore, protect and preserve water quality and the health of Great Lakes ecosystems. Since 1971, a series of Agreements between Canada and Ontario on the Great Lakes (Canada-Ontario Agreement) have enabled both governments, along with local partners, to address the greatest challenges facing the Great Lakes. While these efforts have led to dramatic improvements, pollution, climate change and the loss of natural heritage continue to threaten the health of these waterways. Canada and Ontario have negotiated a project for 2020 COA. The draft agreement contains commitments on the following priorities: this would be the ninth agreement between the two levels of government, and it aims to advance actions to address key Great Lakes challenges, such as improving wastewater and stormwater management and reducing pollution, including a new focus on road salt and plastic pollution. Appendix 9: Groundwater Quality Appendix 10: Effects of Climate Change and Resilience The new draft agreement aims to promote measures to address key Great Lakes challenges, such as controlling harmful and troublesome algae in the Erie Sea and cleaning up areas of great lakes concern.
It also includes measures to improve wastewater and stormwater management and reduce environmental pollution, including a new focus on road salt and plastic pollution, as well as ongoing issues such as invasive species and resilience to climate change. The new draft agreement will also take the next steps to improve engagement with First Nations and Métis communities and will place a new emphasis on fish consumption. The governments of Canada and Ontario have adopted a draft Canada-Ontario Agreement on Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (COA). Today, the governments of Canada and Ontario released a new draft agreement between Canada and Ontario on water quality and Great Lakes health to coordinate water quality protection measures in our Great Lakes. To support the development of this new agreement, Canada and Ontario are seeking public input. The draft agreement may be the subject of a public comment between July 5 and September 4.