Protecting Ontario's Natural Resources

    McGuinty Government Keeping Outdoors Safe

    TORONTO, Aug. 15 /CNW/ -


    Five new conservation officers will soon be protecting Ontario's natural
resources and keeping the outdoors safe.
    The protection of the province's natural resources is also being improved
through increased ground patrols, patrols using aircraft, boats and other
mechanized transportation, and new mobile technologies. These enhancements are
being supported by a $2.5 million provincial investment.
    The new officers will focus on lakes Ontario and Erie, as well as other
priority areas within the province.
    Ontario's conservation officers patrol an area of more than one million
square kilometres, protecting fish and wildlife, ensuring that anglers and
hunters follow the rules, helping to safeguard species at risk, and more.


    "The investments we are making in enforcement will help strengthen the
ability of our conservation officers to do their job, including inspecting,
enforcing, educating and working with other agencies," said Natural Resources
Minister Donna Cansfield
( "Ontario's
conservation officers protect our natural resources from abuse, and keep our
great outdoors safe."


    -  The additional $2.5 million for the enforcement budget is an increase
       of 10 per cent over the previous year's budget.

    -  Ontario's conservation officers have powers of inspection, arrest,
       search and seizure under the various statutes they enforce. They work
       closely with the Ontario Provincial Police, other police services and
       federal enforcement agencies in the delivery of the public safety
       mandate of the governments of Ontario and Canada.


    -  Find out more about how Ontario's Conservation Officers
( protect our
       natural resources. (

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For further information:

For further information: Stefanie Millon, Minister's Office, (416)
314-2198; Jolanta Kowalski, Communications Services Branch, (416) 314-2106

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