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© Lora Denis
February 11, 2020–Anne Bell
Lack of evidence The government presents no strong arguments or evidence of any kind to support its proposal. It states that the economic consequences are “expected to be neutral to ...
February 3, 2020–Julee Boan
Clearcut © iStock/shaunl
The Government of Ontario’s new Forest Sector Strategy has been portrayed as a gift to the people of northern and rural Ontario. It claims to herald a “better quality of ...
October 4, 2019–Anne Bell
Conservation News•Protected Places
Quarry © Noah Cole
Here we go again. Relentless in the pursuit of its “open for business” agenda the Government of Ontario wants to weaken protections for nature in order to fast-track development across ...
September 5, 2019–Anne Bell
Grey wolf cubs © John Pitcher
Without a shred of supporting scientific evidence, the Government of Ontario is proposing to open up hunting of wolves and coyotes across the north. Under the guise of moose conservation, ...
August 29, 2019–Anne Bell
Oak Ridges Moraine © Jason Kalmbach c/o Ecospark
As a party to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Canada has an international obligation to protect at least 17 percent of its lands and inland waters by 2020. ...
Short-eared owl © Scott Fairbairn