Initiative by Environmental Defence.
"Conservation Authorities keep our environment safe. Now the Ontario Government is gutting them.
The Ontario government has just launched an all-out attack on Ontario’s protected forests and wetlands.
Hidden in their latest budget Bill is a clause that will take away any control over the protection of our precious wetlands, forests, wildlife habitat and natural spaces from Conservation Authorities, and give huge new powers to developers to push through destructive projects.
Worse, by sneaking through these changes buried in a budget bill, the government is avoiding public consultation that is normally required on laws that impact the environment.
That’s why we need every MPP to hear about this so that they push to remove schedule 6, which guts Conservation Authorities, from the budget Bill.
Conservation Authorities are a vital line of defence for the natural spaces that mitigate flood risk, provide precious land for hiking, fishing and escape into nature and provide essential habitat for the many species of wildlife, including endangered species that call Ontario home. If we lose these spaces, we can’t get them back."
Environmental Defence is making it easy for you to call your MPP. They have talking points for you and have an automated system that will call your MPP directly. All you have to do is take a few minutes to make the call. More details and to call your MPP.