The provincial Ministers of Natural Resources and the Environment have released a paper entitled "Stewardship - Leadership - Accountability: Safeguarding and Sustaining Ontario's Water Resources for Future Generations". The paper addresses three policy objectives:

  1. Developing a water conservation and efficiency strategy, as required by the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement between Ontario, Quebec and the Great Lakes states;
  2. Strengthening the regulation of new and increased intra-basin transfers (transfers of water from the watershed of one Great Lake to another) according to the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement; and
  3. Implementing "Phase 2" of the water charges program by extending the existing charge to additional industrial water takers.

Further information, and a link to the paper, is available on the EBR Registry.