Raise Your Voice to Save Our Conservation Authorities!

Doug Ford’s Conservatives are Shameless in their Assault on the Environment

A News Release from the Green Party of Ontario

Posted November 24th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

You might never have heard of a conservation authority.

That’s OK.

They quietly keep us safe by regulating development in watershed areas (including the Niagara area)- where 95 per cent  of Ontarians live.

Most importantly, they hold the line against reckless projects in flood-prone areas.

But Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities are scrambling because Doug Ford is taking their authority away.

Defend conservation authorities

Doug Ford is giving himself the power to overturn scientific decisions and grant dangerous permits in wetlands and floodplains.

It will mean more highways, warehouses, and subdivisions where they don’t belong.

It will mean rising profits for developers and rising floodwaters for the rest of us.

Don’t let Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the worst in the development industry take out places like this – provincially significant wetlands in the Thundering Waters Forest in Niagara Falls, Ontario. What is left of our natural heritage and the health benefits natural spaces offer are worth far more than the narrow-mindedness of far too many in government and the development industry.

Mike Schreiner is leading the charge against this dangerous action in Queen’s Park and yesterday he pressed the Premier again.

To our shock, the government had the audacity to claim they are “helping conservation authorities achieve their goal.”

Conservatives are shameless in their assault on the environment.

Doug Ford is ripping up the rules that were put in place to prevent catastrophic incidents like the 1948 flood that put downtown Brampton under six feet of water.

He’s putting lives and homes at risk.

This is our biggest campaign since we got Ford to back down on his Greenbelt plan.

WILL YOU ADD YOUR VOICE?

  • Abhijeet Manay, Deputy Leader.  Green Party of Ontario

To contact your MPP on this issue, click on https://gpo.ca/protect-nature-prevent-floods/?source=C20.DAC.E.LOG .

To read more on this issue, click on this link, then follow down to the batter of media links in the post – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2020/11/23/npca-applauds-growing-interest-in-support-for-ontarios-conservation-authorities/

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“A Politician Thinks Of The Next Election. A Leader Thinks Of The Next Generation.” – Bernie Sanders

3 responses to “Raise Your Voice to Save Our Conservation Authorities!

  1. Conservatives are generally against any action on climate change consequently, have no plans in that arena. Pro climate actions are done away with. My own views on climate change are caustic, literally.

    A large amount of carbon dioxide is being dissolved into our oceans making carbolic acid. This changing to acid will effect a major food source for people and the planet’s balances. Fish spawn only females in acidic waters. Catches will diminish while fishermen blame the other guy for overfishing.

    We are 66 years into a 5,000-year journey away from the sun and, we are still heating up. Then it is 5000 years back to our near-perfect orbit with a tiny bump caused by Jupiter. The way we are going we will most certainly hit an ice age and,the human race won’t be around.

    A climate of carbon dioxide, like venus, will have taken over for much of those 10000 years. Whether we can recover from that with our acidic oceans, now thawed out I have no idea. But, we can change this if we have the will and the leadership. Conservatives are not the choice.

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    • Mr Clark.
      Why would anyone wish to hear your logic? The human race will destroy itself and, the saddest part, take millions of other innocent life forms with it. We are living through one of the biggest extinctions in history but people still deny climate change. People see koalas and kangaroos on fire and say, oh that’s awful, but forget in a few days or turn off the TV so they don’t have to see it. They need to see it.
      Viruses and bacteria will outlive humanity. People don’t seem to realize, just as with the current virus, science is the final determinant and science knows the truth.
      Climate change, pollution and smart land use are of no interest to most politicians but especially Conservatives, the $$$$ party. You can’t eat, drink and breathe money. Selfish people like Ford and Oosterhoff are idiots and need to go.
      Education about population control is a verboten topic but overpopulation and greed are the major contributors to our own demise.
      This should not be a political issue any more than Covid should be a political issue. Covid and Mother Earth just don’t cater to politics. We will become the next Venus with a CO2 atmosphere and H2S04 rain drops and it will be our fault.

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