Feb 24th, 2013
By ELIZABETH RENZETTI Globe and Mail Feb. 22 2013Freedom to Read Week begins on Feb. 24, bringing with it the perfect opportunity to kick the tires of democracy and make sure the old jalopy’s still running as she should.What’s that you say? The bumper fell off when you touched it? The engine won’t tu...
Feb 23rd, 2013
Political leaders must end sprawl, create higher-density communities surrounded by greenbelts of protected farmlandBy David Suzuki and Faisal Moola Toronto Star Feb 21 2013 Despite its huge area, Canada has relatively little dependable farmland. Good soil and a friendly climate are hard to find. So i...
Feb 23rd, 2013
From NGFA February 22 2012An Interim Control Bylaw (ICB) to restrict development in wetland and significant woodland areas of the North Gwillimbury Forest, including the Maple Lake Estates (MLE) property, can be f ully justified on legal grounds, according to our lawyer, Leo Longo....
Feb 16th, 2013
Deadline for comment extended to February 25Email from Ontario Nature February 14 2013 Recently, we told you about the government’s proposals to water down its own Endangered Species Act (ESA).We have since found out that the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has added more details about these prop...
Feb 14th, 2013
By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians February 13th, 2013 Michael Harris writes in iPolitics today, “Good science is what saves us from disastrous policy and the astronomical costs associated with getting it wrong. After the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) denied that there had been any c...
Feb 11th, 2013
Ministry of Natural Resources needs to protect species at risk, while allowing resource development to thriveToronto Star editorial February 9 20113It’s a sad state of affairs when a government that once touted the merits of its Endangered Species Act is trying to undo the same rules a few years late...
Jan 30th, 2013
By GLORIA GALLOWAY THE GLOBE AND MAIL Jan. 29 2013,Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says senior sources who would lose their jobs if they went public have told her that the Conservative government is planning to eliminate the federal environment department and merge any remaining functions with Natur...
Jan 29th, 2013
Tell the MNR we want endangered species protectedAWARE Simcoe January 29 2013Why, is not clear. But there’s been a change: for the second time, the Ministry of Natural Resources has extended its deadline for public consultation on proposed changes to Ontario's Endangered Species Act. So the original ...
Jan 20th, 2013
It was fun for a while to let the apes run the lab - but a bad idea in the end"We have set in motion an industrial machine of such complexity and such dependence on expansion that we do not know how to make do with less or move to a steady state in terms of our demands on nature"By Chris Hedges Natio...
Jan 20th, 2013
Email from Peaceful Parks Coalition January 20 2013A court action has begun against the City of London to halt the construction of a storm sewer pond on a sensitive wetland.The Application filed on December 21, 2012 claims the City of London acted illegally when it failed to disclose and consult with...