Dianne Saxe is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), a tough but fair watchdog over Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR).
Prior to her appointment in 2015, Dianne was one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers. She has 40 years’ unparalleled experience writing, interpreting, and litigating Ontario’s energy and environmental laws. Dianne’s career began with the Ontario Public Service and two major Bay Street law firms. She then established one of Canada’s top environmental law boutiques.
You can contact Dianne through our general email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and phone lines (1-800-701-6454 and 416-325-3377).
The presentation will include an overview of the nature of the ECO and highlights from central themes in the 2018 annual report. Dr. Dianne Saxe is a watchdog over Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights. The talk comes at an important time, as the Government of Ontario’s Bill 57 would eliminate the role of the Environmental Commissioner as an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly.