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Bonnie Crombie pledges to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution

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Nov 4th, 2023
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Bonnie Crombie pledges to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution

Today Ontario Liberal Leadership candidate Bonnie Crombie pledged to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2030 if she becomes Premier of Ontario.

In 2009, the Government of Ontario released its Lake Simcoe Protection Plan, which called for Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to be reduced to 44 tonnes per year to protect the lake’s cold-water fishery (e.g., lake trout and white fish) and prevent excessive weed growth and algae blooms.

Unfortunately, the province has still not developed a plan or a budget to achieve the 44 tonne per year goal. As a result, Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution has risen by 26% between 2015 and 2020 relative to its 2009 level. We are going in the wrong direction.

The Town of Georgina, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, the Township of Oro-Medonte and the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation have all called for the Province of Ontario to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2030.

To read our plan to clean-up Lake Simcoe, please click here.

Please pass on this message to your friends and neighbours.

Thank you.

Jack Gibbons,
Lake Simcoe Watch

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