After a temporary exemption in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government has reinstated the full requirements of its Environmental Bill of Rights.

On June 15, 2020, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) revoked O. Reg. 115/20 so that the requirements under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR) to post proposals for acts, policies, regulations and instruments on the Environmental Registry (ERO) and to consider the Statements of Environmental Values (SEV) are restored.

On April 1, 2020, the Ontario Government made a temporary regulation to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Ontario Regulation 115/20 exempted all proposals for policies, acts, regulations and instruments from posting requirements under the EBR until 30 days after the termination of the declared emergency.

Since the temporary regulation was made, the government has posted the following bulletins for urgent COVID-19 related decisions:

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