Keep Nature Front and Centre When You Vote in Municipal Elections this October 24th

Vote For Only Those Candidates Who Promise to Protect and Preserve What is Left of our Precious, Life-Sustaining Natural Heritage

A Message from Ontario Nature, a group dedicated to advocating for healthy natural places in Ontario

Posted October 3rd, 2022 on Niagara At Large

On October 24th, Ontarians will return to the polls to vote for their municipal leaders. The mayors and councilors elected will play a vital role ensuring a healthy, sustainable future for our communities.

We can no longer afford to elect municipal council representatives who leave precious places like this, one of the many provincially significant wetlands in the Thundering Waters Forest in Niagara Falls, Ontario, up for grabs to the greediest of land speculators anddevelopers. File photo by Lori Monroe

Please keep nature, farmland and climate change top of mind when you cast your ballot. Here’s why:

With the right people at the helm, we can move towards sustainable communities. Vote for leaders who are prepared to be responsible custodians of our long-term future.

What You Can Do

Municipal politicians in the Town of Fort Erie sat back about a decade ago while this rich green area, the Waverly Woods along the shores of Lake Erie, was sold away to a developer. Citizens in the Fort Erie area, rallying around a group called Community Voices of Fort Erie, have led the battle since to save it. Make sure they have more voices on municipal council that supports them.

Be an informed voter. Find out more about your local candidates and, where applicable, their voting record on environmental matters. Local news outlets and youmunicipal website are good sources of information about your candidates.

Ask your candidates for mayor and council what they will do to protect nature, farmland and the climate through email, visiting campaign offices or when they come to your door.

Attend all-candidate debates and ask candidates for their stances on the five priorities above.

Share this blog with your friends and family.

If you’re not already on the voters list, register to vote. Your municipal website will have information on how to register.

Most importantly: VOTE on October 24th. You can also ask for information about whether your municipality is offering alternative voting methods such as vote by mail or internet voting.

About Ontario Nature – Ontario Nature is a conservation organization that protects wild species and spaces through conservation, education and public engagement.

A registered charity (# 10737 8952 RR0001), Ontario Nature represents more than 30,000 members and supporters, and more than 155 member groups from across Ontario.

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


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