We Need To Stop The Assault On Our Natural Heritage

A Call-Out from Ontario Nature, one of Canada’s premier advocates for protecting and preserving what are left of our green places

Posted November 30th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

Across the Greater Golden Horseshoe developers and land speculators are lobbying local governments to allow sprawl-style development on precious natural areas and farmland.

We can continue to grow and prosper without turning the green space on the left into more of the low-density sprawl on the right.

They’re using COVID-19 as a smoke screen saying these developments are necessary to get us through the crisis.

And they’re convincing the provincial and some local governments to use an emergency-only tool, Minister’s Zoning Orders  (MZOs), to sidestep public input and environmental protection. They’ve also persuaded the Province to strip Conservation Authorities of the power to stand in the way of irresponsible development.

We need to stop this assault on our natural heritage.

Local governments must focus on protecting the natural spaces, farmland and precious water sources that we all depend on.

They need to hear from you, and thousands of others across the Greater Golden Horseshoe, that you want a COVID-19 Recovery Plan that stops sprawl, grows the Greenbelt and halts the misuse of Minister’s Zoning Orders.

Sincerely, Ontario Nature

About Ontario Nature – Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. Ontario Nature is a charitable organization representing more than 30,000 members and supporters, and 155 member groups across Ontario.

For more information about Ontario Nature,visit ontarionature.org.

To read a recent post on Niagara At Large on an Urgent Call to save our green space and on what we all need to do RIGHT NOW to save our Conservation Authorities from the likes of Ontario Premier Doug Ford and his (they will follow him anywhere) Tory MPPs, click on https://niagaraatlarge.com/2020/11/27/save-niagaras-green-spaces-speak-now-or-risk-losing-them-forever/ .

NIAGARA AT LARGE Encourages You To Join The Conversation By Sharing Your Views On This Post In The Space Following The Bernie Sanders Quote Below.

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

One response to “We Need To Stop The Assault On Our Natural Heritage

  1. There’s still time to make a written presentation to the Ontario Legislature – deadline is December 2 and the process is quite simple. Prepare a written statement, then visit the website. It will take you through the steps to upload your document file. Select Bill 229
    https://www.ola.org/en/apply-committees

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