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Ontario revives efforts to combat invasive species like dangerous Asian carp

November 6, 2014

Ontario is targeting the Asian carp and ash borer beetle by reintroducing its Invasive Species Act first proposed last February but killed off by the spring election. The legislation is the first of its kind in Canada and would give the province powers to intervene earlier with a wide range of potentially dangerous fish, plants and animals. Measures include “rapid response” actions like preventing the movement of contaminated firewood, bans on possessing and transporting certain invasive species, and modernized inspection systems.