Jan 27th, 2019
AWARE News Network Deadline for comment on the Ford government’s Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan was Monday January 28, midnight. This is a download of Ontario’s EnvironmentPlan This is a link to the posting of the plan on the Environmental Registry of Ontario. SCGC submission on Ontario...
Jan 15th, 2019
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
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 8th, 2019
AWARE News Network See video on Youtube An AWARE Simcoe member has sent the following email to the parties responsible in the arrests of indigenous people defending their land in British Columbia. You too can let them know how you feel! PM Justin Trudeau, email@example.com MP Carolyn Bennett,...
Dec 29th, 2018
Environmental Defence takes on Bill 66. Read ED’s position. AWARE News Network The following acts and regulations related to Bill 66 have been posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario. Public comment is invited by the deadlines cited Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 201...
Dec 21st, 2018
From the Smart Prosperity Institute We consistently overestimate the costs and underestimate the benefits of environmental regulations. In fact, costs of environmental regulations are often overestimated by at least double, and sometimes by a factor of 10 or more. The moment is right to discuss the c...
Dec 13th, 2018
From the Council of Canadians The Fraser Institute recently released the report, Evaluating the State of Fresh Water in Canada. The report concludes that “…there is no shortage of freshwater in Canada as a whole. Despite concerns about water usage and the unequal distribution of freshwater acro...
Dec 5th, 2018
Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk speaks to media. -National Observer photo By Fatima Syed National Observer An Ontario cabinet minister is vowing to bring in “more oversight” for the province’s oil and gas pipelines, following a damning audit that found the responsible government agency failed to...
Dec 4th, 2018
By Thomas Walkom Toronto Star In Poland, Canada and close to 200 other nations are making a last-ditch effort to save the world from devastating climate change. At home, the Canadian and Albertan governments are trying to salvage an industry that is one of this country’s largest emitters of the...
Nov 16th, 2018
Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe Dr. Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s environment commissioner, set the stage with a wide-ranging and frank overview, ‘Climate Changes Everything’ by: BarrieToday Staff Third Age Barrie, A Life Long Learning Association, continued to provide stimulating ...