Apr 15th, 2019
Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips and Ontario Energy Minister Greg Rickford apply a “gasoline transparency sticker” to a gas pump in Oakville, Ont. on April 8, 2019. Rickford Twitter Photo By Allison Jones National Observer April 12 2019 Buried in Ontario’s budget bill are f...
Apr 7th, 2019
Anne Learn Sharpe of AWARE Essa Groups have until mid-July to submit proposals for seed plant property by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The future of the seed plant property in Angus remains as uncertain since the day its closure was announced a year and a half ago. The province says it’s now in the...
Mar 10th, 2019
Patrick Lane delivered this ‘Open Letter to All the Wild Creatures of the Earth’ to university students in 2013. AWARE News Network Poet and author Patrick Lane died on March 7, 2019. This is his convocation address to the University of Victoria on November 13, 2013. It is sixty-five yea...
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...