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The Pointer: ‘We can’t keep doing this’: PC government speeds ahead with Bradford Bypass; advocates say process lacks proper scrutiny

In Agriculture
Jul 10th, 2021
This is the proposed location for the Bradford Bypass, which would be built through the East Holland River shown here

Read this article by Joel Wittnebel on The Pointer here: https://thepointer.com/article/2021-07-02/we-can-t-keep-doing-this-pc-government-speeds-ahead-with-bradford-bypass-advocates-say-process-lacks-proper-scrutiny

The Ford government is attempting to develop the Bradford Bypass, a major highway through an incredibly sensitive natural area. Along with the bypass, there will be many devastating environmental impacts to both the Holland Marsh, which it is planned to be built on, as well as Lake Simcoe and the surrounding watershed. Government officials believe the bypass is necessary to solve traffic congestion issues today and to support future growth. However, there are other solutions that would not jeopardise vital green space. Environmental advocates have proposed these alternate solutions to officials, only to be ignored.

This article thoroughly looks into the problem surrounding the Bradford Bypass, showing why it is such a threat to our environment, and why the government is insistent on its development.

Read the article here

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