The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has initiated a review of the Conservation Authorities Act. A discussion paper (available here) has been prepared by MNRF and posted on the environmental registry (EBR Registry #012-4509) for comments until October 19, 2015.
The purpose of the discussion paper is to seek feedback on the following three areas:
1. Governance – the processes, structures, and accountability frameworks within the Act which direct conservation authority decision-making and operations;
2. Funding Mechanisms – the mechanisms put in place by the Act to fund conservation authorities; and
3. Roles and Responsibilities – the roles and associated responsibilities that the Act enables conservation authorities to undertake.