On September 19, 2012, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner released volume 1 of his 2011/2012 annual report, Losing Touch, to the Ontario Legislature. Volume 1 deals with the compliance of (among others) three ministries – Environment, Energy and Natural Resources – with the procedural requirements of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR), particularly regarding whether those ministries provided notice of and conducted consultation on certain environmentally significant decisions in accordance with the EBR. Volume 2, to be released later, is expected to focus on how these ministries have upheld the purposes of the EBR and their individual Statement of Environmental Values during the reporting year.

For further information, please see Losing Touch.