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LSRCA defers loophole decision to December 13th meeting

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In Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Nov 26th, 2013
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From North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance November 26 201w

At its Friday, November 22nd board meeting, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) deferred making a decision on our request that it eliminate the Maple Lake Estates (MLE) loophole because their lawyer was not in attendance to answer their questions.

Our lawyer, Leo Longo, Senior Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP, will be making a deputation to the LSRCA board at its December 13th board meeting with respect to the LSRCA’s legal authority to eliminate the MLE loophole.

Hopefully, after they hear from Mr. Longo, the LSRCA board members will vote to eliminate the MLE loophole. The MLE loophole would appear to give Metrus Developments automatic approval for a 500 acre, 1000+ home development that would destroy a provincially significant wetland in the North Gwillimbury Forest.

According to an LSRCA staff report, none of the LSRCA’s five neighbouring Conservation Authorities permit large-scale developments that would destroy a provincially significant wetland.

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