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Nov 24th, 2022
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This petition will be presented to the Ontario Legislature on Monday Nov 28,2022. The petition is here Stock photo / Skitterphoto via Pexels...
Nov 23rd, 2022
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From BarrieToday Nov 22, 2022. Letter to the editor Sweeping changes are being proposed by the Ford government in Bill 23. Focusing on conservation, development charges, the Municipal Act, Ontario Heritage Act (OHA), Ontario Land Tribunal Act and Planning Act, municipal governments including council,...
Nov 21st, 2022
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From OrilliaMatters Nov 20,2022. Connor Earl Photo by Connor Earl More than 60 local protesters braved a brutal snowstorm to demonstrate outside Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop’s office Sunday morning as part of a province-wide peaceful protest over controversial Bill 23. If the proposed bill, also know...
Nov 21st, 2022
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From OrilliaMatters Nov 20 2022 Letter to the Editor by Stan Mathewson, Sustainable Orillia Stan Mathewson, shown with his Tesla, has penned a letter to the province outlining concerns about the proposed Bill 23 Sustainable Orillia is a not-for-profit organization advocating for decisions that move u...
Nov 21st, 2022
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Midhurst subdivision.David Hawke Photo From Orillia Matters, Nov 13, 2022 A column by David Hawke Long-time readers of this column will know that I rarely rant political in this space, yet current matters cause me to write out loud. The provincially proposed Bill 23: The More Houses Built Faster Act ...
Nov 7th, 2022
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From Environmental Defence By Tim Gray, Executive Director The Ontario Government is trying to force another omnibus bill through the legislature before Christmas. They’re calling it the More Housing Built Faster Act, but in reality it’s a More Sprawl, Fewer Wetlands Act. BILL 23 WILL: Di...
Nov 7th, 2022
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition By Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director www.RescueLakeSimcoe.org By now, you might have heard about Bill 23, a.k.a, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022. We have put together a detailed list of resources to understand what Bill 23 means and what you can do about it. Pl...
Nov 7th, 2022
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Denmark’s election a powerful example of how proportional representation transforms democracy Denmark had an election yesterday. The contrast to Canada’s last election couldn’t be more stark. It isn’t just in the numbers―it’s in the politics. In Canada, with first-past-the-post, the pursuit of power ...
Nov 7th, 2022
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In the dead of winter 2002, visionary Grassy Narrows youth bravely laid down in front of logging trucks and sparked what is now the longest running blockade in Canada. Join us to honour 20 years of reclamation, alliance, ceremony, and freedom. On December 2nd tune in online to join Grassy Narrows peo...
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...