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.
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/ .
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