CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES KEEP OUR ENVIRONMENT SAFE. NOW THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT IS GUTTING THEM.
The Ontario government has just launched an all-out attack on Ontario’s protected forests and wetlands.
Hidden in their latest budget Bill is a clause which will take away any control over the protection of our precious wetlands, forests, wildlife habitat and natural spaces from Conservation Authorities, and give huge new powers to developers to push through destructive projects.
Worse, by sneaking through these changes buried in a budget bill, the government is avoiding the public consultation that is normally required on laws that impact the environment.
That’s why we need every MPP to hear about this, so that they push to remove schedule 6, which guts Conservation Authorities, from the budget Bill.
Conservation Authorities are a vital line of defence for the natural spaces that mitigate flood risk, provide precious land for hiking, fishing and escape into nature and are an essential habitat for the many species of wildlife, including endangered species that call Ontario home. If we lose these spaces, we can’t get them back.
Take action: Tell Premier Ford and your MPP to remove Schedule 6 from the budget bill, Bill 229, and protect Ontario’s wetlands and forests from developers.
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