Ontario Nature is thrilled to hear the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s announcement today that the provincial government will be removing Schedule 10 from Bill 66. The government has indeed listened to the people. The public outcry demonstrated loud and clear that ensuring that we have clean water and sustainable development are at the core of Ontarian’s values and not negotiable.
Schedule 10 was not only an assault on the Greenbelt and surrounding areas – it threatened the drinking water, farmland and natural heritage of every municipality in Ontario.
We are proud to have worked in lockstep with our Nature Network of 150 groups that are rooted in communities across Ontario to fight one of the most alarming attacks on the environment we have seen in decades.
Caroline has directed Ontario Nature’s programs and operations since 2005. Previously she served as conservation director for the Canadian Nature Federation for 10 years, leading the organization’s national advocacy, science and stewardship programs.
Bill 66 is the dumbest thing that has been proposed so far this year, and a LOT of other bad ideas have been implemented by Ford.
Why go backwards in our environmental endeavors? By allowing this bill to go through we will be ensuring our mutual destruction.
By opening the greenbelt for development, we will lose so many important habitats that species at risk are using, not only that, but the greenbelt provides US with clean water. Canada is about sustainable development…and this proposition is anything but.
Stop Bill 66 before it’s too late.