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Ontario government sued for lack of action on endangered species

Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 4:45 PM | By Ian Burns

The government of Ontario is being taken to court by an environmental organization that alleges the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has not done enough to protect endangered species.

Nick Wright, Animal JusticeThe national animal law organization Animal Justice wants to force Minister of Natural Resources Kathryn McGarry to issue recovery strategies for 37 species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

“The minister’s unlawful delays have left dozens of vulnerable species without the protection they are supposed to have under the law,” said Nick...