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YTP Newsletter: Bill 23, 413 Species Report and More!

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Nov 7th, 2022
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DON’T PAVE OUR HOME!

Environmental Defence has released a beautifully-illustrated report mapping and describing the 29 at risk species that will be impacted by Highway 413, if it is ever built.

These species include:

  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Blanding’s Turtle
  • Redside Dace – a rare minnow

See our new report on Highway 413’s negative impacts on endangered species.

VIEW REPORT

KEEP AN EYE ON BILL 23!

The provincial government has announced Bill 23 – the “More Homes Built Faster Act” – an extensive policy and legislation package which changes zoning rules, wetland evaluation, conservation authority powers, regional planning power and more.

You can read Phil Pothen’s detailed analysis of the bill here.

Many of the bill’s components are attacks on the environment disguised as housing policy. We’ll be fighting back hard against these sections of the bill over the coming weeks and we’d like to invite you to learn more about what’s actually in Bill 23 on November 7th at 12PM.

We’ve lined up a panel of experts to discuss all the angles on this complex bill. Don’t miss out on this essential conversation! 

REGISTER

STOP THE BRADFORD BYPASS

Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition has a new petition calling on the Ontario Minister of Transportation and the Federal Minister of Department of Fisheries and Oceans to stop work on the Bradford Bypass until further studies and consultations are completed on:

  • Impacts on Lake Simcoe Watershed
  • Impacts on Indigenous Cultural Heritage
  • Impacts on Fish Habitat
  • Impacts on Local Traffic

Read and sign the full petition here.

SIGN

HARVEST ONTARIO WALK RECAP

The Harvest Ontario Walk to Stop the 413 was a huge success!

There were 8 different walks along the proposed route of the highway, including three that ended at the Brampton Fairgrounds, one in Halton Hills and one in the Nashville Conservation area. There were also two cycle routes that met at the Fairgrounds.

Across all the walks and rides there were more than 1000 people registered to participate.

The event drew extensive media coverage including an excellent video summary by CityNews.

Thank you to the many local groups who helped organize the different walks and special thanks to Mississauga Climate Action and Grandmothers Act to Save the Planet for leading the charge on this beautiful and boisterous event.

WATCH

YOURS TO PROTECT IS AN INITIATIVE

OF ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING CLEAN WATER,

FARMLAND, BIODIVERSITY, AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

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