Conservation Authorities Fail Their Mandate

Our conservation authorities are ineffective, unaccountable, and constantly expanding beyond their mandate. My office has dealt with numerous issues with CA's providing false technical advice to constituents, major delays in service, and gross misinterpretations of statutory authority, particularly with the Rideau Valley and Mississippi Valley Conservation Authorities.

I have been in contact with the Minister of the Environment to express my concerns and to highlight specific failings and solutions. You can read my letter in full below.

Letter to MoECP RE:CA by on Scribd

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  • Joan Olech
    commented 2018-11-20 09:36:12 -0500
    The Conservation Authorities, as they function in Ontario today, are nothing more than a duplication of a function that can be implemented and maintained municipally and thus save the taxpayers vast amounts of money. They are a primary source of intrusive, bully behaviour and unnecessary delay. And they own, generally unmaintained, vast amounts of property that should be sold to private individuals with the proceeds used to reduce provincial debt.

    MNRF or MOECP can maintain the primary functions of watershed management, flood and erosion control. Ontario is the only province with Conservation Authorities….they are a relic that serves no useful purpose!