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Please support Coalition petition on key land use planning issues

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Jun 4th, 2023
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From the Ontario Headwaters Institute

Please see the submission from the Coalition of Ontario Water Guardians and sign the petition to support its four recommendations on the Province’s latest disaster on land use planning, which seeks to amalgamate the Provincial Policy Statement with A Place to Grow..

The petition can be seen at Ontario Water Guardians Urge New Support for the Greenbelt and the retention of the existing Provincial Policy Statement | New Mode, and its four recommendations, distilled from the full text, are:

  1. Given the severe damage to the public trust caused by the Premier’s changing positions on the Greenbelt, we urge the Province to issue a clear vision to protect and indeed expand the Greenbelt;
  2. The Province needs to withdraw ERO 019-6813 and retain the existing Provincial Policy Statement;
  3. Further consideration on amending the Provincial Policy Statement must include both the required reports of indicators on the performance of the PPS and extensive consultation; and,
  4. We support the intent of the Township of Archipelago to ask the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Cities Initiative to express its concerns about the impact of Bill 23 while calling for the reinstatement of many of the environmental protections that were abandoned in the bill.

 

Thanks for your consideration,
Andrew McCammon
Executive Director

andrew@ontarioheadwaters.ca  or ohicomms@gmail.com

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