Nov 09, 2015
By Michael Kramer
Ontario’s environment overseer wants stringent regulations – so owners of tall buildings will take steps to help prevent birds from flying into the buildings – and being killed.
Environmental commissioner Ellen Schwartzel has taken the provincial Liberal government to task – for saying voluntary measures are the way to get building owners to turn off lights – and install non-reflective glass and window coverings.
Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray admits – his staff may have been too quick to reject the idea of imposing regulations.