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Jan 23rd, 2019
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Thanks to municipal politicians who showed leadership, to MPPs who listened – and to the people News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Steve Clarke, Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced this afternoon that the government will not be pursuing Schedule 10 of Bill...
Jan 23rd, 2019
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Premier Doug Ford and Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark AWARE News Network The following has been tweeted by Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark. Thanks to all who helped win this battle!                   Steve Clark
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Jan 23rd, 2019
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MPP Caroline Mulroney  Towns like Bradford West Gwillimbury need to follow good planning, environmental rules, “so we don’t pollute the bejesus out of Lake Simcoe,” says executive director of Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition by: Jenni Dunning Bradford Today Jan 18, 2019 York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney ...
Jan 23rd, 2019
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Who is qualified to determine what species should be ‘driven into extinction?’ By Gord Miller North Bay Nugget Jan 18 2019 Currently before the Legislature, Bill 66 threatens to unravel a wide range of environmental protections in Ontario’s land use planning rules. This week, North Bay co...
Jan 20th, 2019
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Penetanguishene Deputy Mayor Anita Dubeau By JASON MILLER Toronto Star Jan. 18, 2019 Nadine Woods, a business owner in the Georgian Bay town of Port McNicoll, doesn’t mince words when discussing the notion that a provincial review encompassing 82 municipalities and millions of people will result in i...
Jan 19th, 2019
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For Transparency, Accountability, Water, Health and the Environment UPDATE: Schedule 10 was withdrawn January 23 2019 AWARE Simcoe submission to the Ontario government regarding Bill 66 proposed Act: ERO Number 013 – 4125 https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4125 Bill 66 proposed Regulation: ERO Number ...
Jan 16th, 2019
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York Region municipalities wade into debate over Ontario’s ‘Open for Business’ act by Kim Zarzour Richmond Hill Liberal Gloria Marsh can’t believe that, at her age, she is fighting this battle all over again. Twenty years ago, the Richmond Hill resident was arrested and spent severa...
Jan 15th, 2019
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Brant MPP Will Bouma By Adam Ballah and Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition There has been a lot of controversy recently regarding Premier Ford’s proposed Bill 66, also called “An Act to Restore Ontario’s Competitiveness”. On the surface, it is presented as a way to increase employmen...
Jan 15th, 2019
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Around 250 people packed an Ajax banquet hall for an in-depth look at Bill 66. Former Ajax mayor, Steve Parish, was there, as was Oakville’s mayor, Rob Burton. -Land Over Landings photo from Mike Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara The Environmental Defence meeting focusing on Stop Bill 66 took plac...
Jan 10th, 2019
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Mayor Don Allen ‘Not going to do anything untoward, but not going to handcuff ourselves’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council voted last night to take a wait-and-see approach on Bill 66, after being told by Planning Director Brent Spagnol that he was not in a position to...