"Making it easier for big polluters to contaminate Ontario’s clean water? No thanks. But if Doug Ford’s “Big Polluter” Bill 132 becomes law, that’s exactly what will happen.
If passed, Bill 132 will drastically lower penalties for industrial corporations that are caught dumping toxic sludge into lakes or spilling chemical waste into rivers -- meaning it will take away the incentive for industry to avoid massive spills and to clean them up ASAP when they occur.
It’s a recipe for environmental devastation -- but if enough of us come together, I know we can stop it.
Ford's PCs have faced massive backlash over other environmental rollbacks and backed down. They know that Ontario voters take clean environment seriously. That's why they've decided to include a short public input period to get a sense of whether or not these new changes will be similarly politically toxic."