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Don't let Premier Ford fast-track two massive highways through Ontario’s Greenbelt, rivers and forests!

Take action: Tell the federal government we need a real environmental assessment.

The Ontario government has revived two long-dead proposals for new 400-series highways, Highway 413 and the Holland Marsh Highway (Bradford Bypass), which would carve through the Holland Marsh and slice up sections of farmland and the Greenbelt between Vaughan and Milton.

Worse, they plan to build both destructive highways without completing full environmental assessments, meaning that we won’t even know the scale of the damage they will cause until it’s too late.

These new highways would cost billions of dollars, have devastating impacts on the forests, farms, wetlands, rivers and communities that they bulldoze through, threaten endangered species, and in the case of the 413 would save drivers less than a minute on their commute. If the province won’t take these threats seriously, then we need the federal government to step in.  

The federal government can, and should, designate these destructive projects for full federal environmental assessments. One of the criteria for a federal environmental assessment is public concern - that means they need to hear it from you.

Take action now to write to Minister Wilkinson, and your MP, to tell them that you want a real environmental assessment for Highway 413 and the Holland Marsh Highway.

 

Your email will be sent to Minister Wilkinson, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, and your MP, and a copy will be sent to your MPP.

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