Enough is Enough: A Key Year Ahead in Protecting Ontario’s Environment

An Ontario: Yours to Protect Community Webinar. Hosted by Environmental Defence Canada – This Thursday. October 28th at 6:30 P.M.

 

 

A Call-Out from Environmental Defence Canada to All of Us to Join the Webinar Conservation

Posted October 27th, 2021 on Niagara At Large

On Thursday, October 28th at 6.30pm, Environmental Defence will host a special online evening with David Crombie, former Mayor of Toronto and ex-chair of the Greenbelt Council, and Loreena McKennitt, singer-songwriter and environmentalist, to talk about how we can stand together to protect our province’s future – before it’s too late.

Pulling apart the Endangered Species Act. Abusing Minister’s Zoning Orders (MZOs). Eroding Conservation Authorities’ ability to protect wetlands and forests. Rigging planning rules to try to force municipalities into agreeing to pave tens of thousands of acres of farmland and rural areas in one Big Sprawl.

In Doug Ford country, getting Ontario back in business again means paving over anything

Together, these changes tell a story of a government that is systematically dismantling environmental protections to benefit sprawl developers and land speculators – harming the people, land and water of Ontario.

Meanwhile, Ontario’s annual carbon emissions have actually increased since 2019, as the province spent billions of dollars fighting carbon pricing and abandoning renewable energy contracts. All at a time when the effects of climate change are becoming ever more damaging.

Enough is enough. People-power can and has made a difference.  If we act now and we act together we can make this year a turning point for the better.

Register now to join Environmental Defence and special guest speakers David Crombie and Loreena McKennitt for a panel discussion and Q&A on how we got here – and what we need to do now.

Webinar Details

  • Topic: Enough is Enough: A Key Year Ahead in Protecting Ontario’s Environment
  • Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2021
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EDT)

Speakers:

Tim Gray (Host)
Executive Director, Environmental Defence
David Crombie
Former Mayor of Toronto
Loreena McKennitt
Singer-songwriter and environmentalist
Phil Pothen
Ontario Environment Program Manager, Environmental Defence

Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

Register here to join our webinar: https://act.environmentaldefence.ca/page/91514/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=zss6ncgg&fbclid=IwAR1PpMnZ3DpHZ4K-lJN52FOg8CZ7sIKcQ-n-dHt2UlkZ-JH9rBePc4Sb6T0

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