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Emerald ash borer. Photo: Univ. of Kentucky
Emerald ash borer. Photo: Univ. of Kentucky

Ontario will roll out invasive species plan today

ONTARIO Natural Resources Minister David Orazietti is set to make an announcement today about fighting invasive species in the province.

Last year, environmental commissioner Gord Miller noted that there's no funding
or plan to deal with invasive species like the emerald ash borer and Asian carp.

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Miller's annual report also slammed the cash-strapped Liberals for gutting Natural Resources through budget cuts and regulatory changes.

In 2012, the U-S Environmental Protection Agency announced funding for research aimed at keeping invasive species out of the Great Lakes region. (The Canadian Press

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