Protecting Resources

Protecting Resources

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Our economy and society rely on access to natural resources.  It follows that a sustainable economy and society need healthy ecosystems and sustainable supplies of resources.

Ontario’s population is growing.  Under current projections, our population is projected to grow 28.6 per cent, or almost 3.9 million, over the next 24 years, from an estimated 13.5 million on July 1, 2012 to almost 17.4 million on July 1, 2036.

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Unless we shift our consumption patterns we face an uncertain and troubled future.

Key Resources

Stay tuned for factsheets on the following resources.

Farmland

Aggregates

Groundwater

Natural Areas