The current moratorium on issuing permits to take water for the purpose of water bottling is expected to expire on October 1, 2020. During the moratorium, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has studied the impacts of water taking on water resources in Ontario and is proposing regulatory changes to Ontario's water quantity management framework. Indigenous partners and communities, municipalities, industry stakeholders, and other members of the public are invited to provide feedback on the proposed changes by August 2, 2020.

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Originally published 14 July, 2020

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