Since the Great Lakes Region is the third largest economic region in the world, and since the Great Lakes have serious nutrient related threats(including blue-green algae in Lake Erie), the Province of Ontario should establish a priority environmental/resource management policy related to clean up and enhancement of the Great Lakes(which make up 20% of the world's fresh water and provides drinking water for approximately 90% of Ontarians) . The Provincial/Federal governments, with support from IJC clearly recognize the problems and significant benefits of a watershed management program relative to future health of the Great Lakes. A clear policy and related properly funded implementation program (similar to US Great Lakes Clean-Up Fund) would benefit 90% of Ontarians from human health, ecological and economic perspective.
Idea No. 113