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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Jan 11th, 2021
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What’s next after the gutting of Conservation Authorities? From Ontario Nature Protecting Ontario’s Environmental Future Webinar January 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Free On December 8th, the Ontario government passed a new law which seriously weakened Conservation Authorities, allowing the province ...
Dec 9th, 2020
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Deputy Speaker Rick Nicholls is in the chair yesterday when the recorded vote on Bill 229 is announced, with no withdrawal of Schedule 6, which attracted widespread opposition for undermining the role of Conservation Authorities. Keeping Faith with Ontarians Regarding Recent Environmental Announcemen...
Dec 9th, 2020
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Some Conservative MPPs AWARE News Network Update: this is the recorded vote in favour of Bill 229. 220_December_08_2020_Votes Three of the provincial representatives of Simcoe County, home to the world’s purest water, voted in favour of this assault on water: Doug Downey, Jill Dunlop and Andrea...
Dec 7th, 2020
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Instead of reducing congestion, building highways actually makes it worse Letter from Sylvia Bowman, former board member Ontario Nature, East Gwillimbury to Bradford Today Recently, the provincial government, through provisions in Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, moved to fast-track 400 seri...
Dec 7th, 2020
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By Noor Javed Toronto Star  The province announced plans Monday for a $30-million investment in wetland restoration, after a weekend that saw the mass resignation of members of the Greenbelt Council over the government’s plans to limit the mandate of conservation authorities to protect the environmen...
Dec 7th, 2020
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Duffins Creek – Environmental groups sue to keep Ontario wetlands protected New partnerships will help protect Great Lakes and support municipalities with stormwater management   News release from the Ontario government The Ontario government is providing $30 million to help conservation o...
Dec 6th, 2020
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News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority On December 4, 2020, new proposed changes to Schedule 6 of Bill 229, Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020 were announced. The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) will continue to request the...
Dec 6th, 2020
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Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark Text of Crombie’s letter to Clark The Honourable Steve Clark Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Dear Minister Clark, It is with regret that I submit my resignation, effective immediately, as Chair and Member of the Greenbelt Council. Recent actions ...
Dec 5th, 2020
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David Crombie  Update: 6 more resignations – scroll down Chair of Greenbelt Council leaves over Conservatives’ move to limit conservation authorities’ mandate By Noor Javed Toronto Star The chair of Doug Ford’s Greenbelt Council has resigned over the province’s plans to push forward legis...
Dec 4th, 2020
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Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Friday afternoon, committee members voted in favour of Schedule 6 and the new amendments with MPPs Mitzie Hunter, Sandy Shaw and Ian Arthur voting against. The committee is chaired by Amarjot Sandhu PC Brampton West. Members are Jeremy Roberts PC, Ot...