Take Action To Protect Ontario’s Precious Wetlands

On This World Wetlands Day, Let’s Pledge to Stop the Ford Government from Needlessly Destroying More of our Wetlands

A Call-Out to All of Us from the Green Party of Ontario

Posted February 2nd, 2023 on Niagara At Large

This February 2nd, 2023, on World Wetlands Day, it’s more important than ever that we keep up the fight to save Ontario’s wetlands.

Our wetlands play a key role in protecting us from floods by soaking up stormwater runoff. They improve water quality, protect us from soil erosion, and provide habitat for threatened species.

But our wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate. And with Doug Ford’s disastrous Bill 23 – the More Homes Built Faster Act – we’re at risk of losing the few we have left. Once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.

The Ford government is planning to overhaul the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System so that very few wetlands will remain protected, opening them up to unchecked development.

To make matters worse, wetlands that have already been deemed provincially significant (i.e. more strictly protected) will be subject to re-classification, meaning they could lose their existing protections.

Ford government and its ministries, in concert with developers and rii nBT municipal politicians on their siide,  oversee destruction of ever more of our wetlands and green places.

In the midst of a climate crisis, Ford wants to bulldoze the preciousnatural resource that protects us from extreme weather – all to make wayfor expensive urban sprawl.

Save Ontario’s Wetlands. It’s not too late. Ford has backed down before when the pressure was on.

Add your voice to join the fight.

 Sincerely, Ontario Greens

PS: To learn more about the role of Ontario’s wetlands, watch this conversation  between Ontario Greens leader Mike Schreiner and wetland ecologist Dr. Rebecca Rooney. To watch, click on the screen below –

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