Blue-Green Province

The Environment and the Political Economy of Ontario

Mark S. Winfield

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  • Published: July 2012
  • Subject Listing: Environmental Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 296 pp., 12 illus., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: U.S. rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
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In Blue-Green Province, Mark Winfield takes a long overdue look at the crucial relationship between Ontario’s environmental policy and its politics and economy. Covering the period from the Progressive Conservative “dynasty” that dominated Ontario politics from the mid-1940s to the mid-1980s, through the subsequent Peterson, Rae, Harris, Eves, and McGuinty governments, Winfield offers a trenchant analysis of the effects on Ontario’s environment and politics of these administrations’ dramatically different ideologies. Timely and original, Blue-Green Province is the first comprehensive study of environmental policy in Ontario. It will be welcomed by anyone with an interest in Ontario’s environmental and economic future.

Mark S. Winfield is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. He was policy and program director with the Pembina Institute from 2001 to 2007, and director of research at the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy from 1992 to 2001. He has written numerous articles on environmental law and policy, and testified at the Walkerton Inquiry as an expert witness on Ontario environmental law and policy affecting drinking water quality.