On May 27, 2009, the Ontario government introduced Bill 185, the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading), 2009, which would expand the government’s regulation-making authority to implement a cap-and-trade system. On the same day, the government published an updated discussion paper, “Moving Forward: A Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade System for Ontario,” highlighting how such a system might take shape. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment will be accepting comments on Bill 185 and the discussion paper until July 26, 2009.  

For further details, please see Torys’ June 2 Climate Change Bulletin.  

Additional information is also available at www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEBExternal/ displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTA2NjU5&statusId=MTYwMDI0&lang uage=en.