BUT OUR WORK IS NOT DONE
On January 23rd, the Ontario government announced that they will not be proceeding with Schedule 10, the part of Bill 66 that would have opened up the Greenbelt, Oak Ridges Moraine, Lake Simcoe and source water protection areas to development.
This is a major victory for the citizens who put up lawn signs, signed petitions, made calls to their MPPs and rallied outside of their offices. It also speaks to the power of the farmers, businesses and many municipal leaders who publicly opposed the Bill, and instead put farmland, natural areas and drinking water first.
This is a positive step, but our work is not done. Please sign up today to help us make sure that the government keeps its promise and officially removes Schedule 10 from the Bill when it returns to the Ontario legislature later in February. And, we will keep you up to date on how we can continue to fight other emerging threats to natural areas, healthy communities and farmland. Sign up now.