On May 27, 2009 the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 185, the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading), 2009 (“Bill 185”), a set of amendments to the Environmental Protection Act that, if passed, will enable a government authority to implement a provincial cap and trade system for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Ontario Government is also seeking comments on a discussion paper entitled “Moving Forward: A Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade System for Ontario” (“Moving Forward”) that explores possible options for the structure and design of the proposed system.

type Climate Change Bulletin – June 4, 2009 – Ontario Introduces New Cap and Trade Legislation