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Decision on water bottling permits coming soon: Yurek

Reference: CTV News

TORONTO -- A decision on how to proceed with water bottling permits is expected by early to mid-December, with a review nearly complete, Ontario's Environment Minister Jeff Yurek said Thursday.

A moratorium on new and expanded permits to take water for bottling, which was put in place by the former Liberal government in 2017, and was extended last year by the Progressive Conservatives, is set to expire on Jan. 1.

Yurek said his decision will be based in science, though if the government can't find a "conclusive way to go forward" he would extend the moratorium again...Read More