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.
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.
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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