Citizens Across Niagara and Ontario Are Declaring War on Ford’s Drive to Gut our Natural Heritage

Join A Citizens Rally in Opposition to Ford’s Disastrous Greenbelt Gutting Bill 23 – This Saturday, December 3rd – 2 to 3 P.M., in the Niagara, Ontario Town of Grimsby

A Call-Out to All of Us from Biodiversity and Climate Action Niagara, a region-wide citizens coalition advocating for the protection and preservation of our natural heritage

Posted November 29th, 2022 on Niagara At Large

A Brief Foreword Note from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper –

Giving the finger to all of the concerns raised by citizens, by municipalities and by conservation authorities and a host of other organizations across Ontario, Premier Doug Ford and his Tories charged ahead this November 28th with the passage of their infamous Bill 23.

Photo of  recent rally at Niagara Regional headquarters by Doug Draper

Among other things, and under a highly-questionable claim of building more affordable housing in the province, this legislation threatens to allow urban sprawl to cover what Ford would call “chunks” of our food-producing lands in the Greenbelt, further weaken the role our Conservation Authorities play in the environmentally sound management of our watersheds, and deprive our municipalities of collecting fees for building new infrastructure from the province’s development syndicate and therefore slamming significant tax hikes on current property owners.

Among those who will benefit from all of this costly mayhem will be land speculators and developers who donated to Ford’s Conservative Party.

But the passage of this awful legislation is not dragging citizens across this region and province down.

Instead, dozens of rallies continue to be planned across Ontario, all in the name of having this Bill repealed and ultimately surfing Ford and his Tories –obviously a bunch we don’t need in power at a time of climate crisis – out of power.

Niagara citizens rally for local democracy and for saving our greenl lands against an assault on both by the Ford government as Niagara Region’s new council met this November 24th for its inaugural meeting.

In Niagara, following well-attended rallies at Niagara West Tory MPP Sam Oosterhoff’s  Beamsville constituency office and Niagara’s Regional Headquarters this November, Biodiversity and Climate Action Niagara is hosting a third rally in Grimsby this coming Saturday, December 3rd.

Here are the details, with a call to all of us to show up and, for the sake of ourselves and future generations, to continue putting the pressure on Oosterhoff and other Ford Tories to kill and bury this horrible legislation –

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


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