As of April 1, 2019, the ECO became part of the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario. This change occurred under the Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018.

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From 1994 to 2019, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) served as the province's environmental watchdog. Appointed by an all-party committee, the ECO was an independent officer of the Ontario Legislature tasked with:

  • Promoting and providing advice and assistance about the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR);
  • Reporting on the implementation of, and compliance with, the EBR; and
  • Reporting on Ontario’s progress reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy conservation and efficiency.

The ECO produced three reports each year, focusing on climate change, energy, and on environmental protection and the EBR compliance of the Ontario ministries prescribed under the EBR.

As of April 1, 2019, the ECO became a part of the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario. This change occurred under Schedule 15 of the Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018.

 


  
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