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Bill 23

Oct 15th, 2023
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Around 100 people gathered out front of Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop’s office earlier this year to protest the Ford government and Greenbelt scandal. Tyler Evans/OrilliaMatters File Photo There was a vacuum of leadership from local and provincial elected officials that was filled by passionate ...
Oct 15th, 2023
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Margaret Prophet about 12 hours ago This is the second in a three-part series of guest columns from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition leading up to An Evening with Margaret Atwood, a sold-out fundraising event slated for Oct. 28. The second instalment will be published next Saturday. In my last c...
In Bill 23
Aug 5th, 2023
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Contrary to publicity trumpeting the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan, Ontario does not have an Environment Plan. Without a clear vision, we are failing on the climate crisis, land use planning, and water security. Please read and support our petition at https://chng.it/62CZWMc9zk. Thanks for your co...
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 Gro...
Jun 4th, 2023
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Amy Cann is the director of planning and building for the Township of Clearview. – Township of Clearview photo From Simcoe.com, June 2, 2023 By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Changes to Ontario’s policy statement on land-use planning could have dire consequences for Clearview Township’s agricultural land...
In Bill 23
May 16th, 2023
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From Anne Bell, Director of Conservation and education, Ontario Nature In keeping with many recent law and policy changes that facilitate sprawl development, the provincial government is now proposing to replace the Provincial Policy Statement, 2020 (PPS) and the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Ho...
In Bill 23
Apr 28th, 2023
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The AWARE Simcoe Annual General Meeting is coming up! It will be held on Sunday May 28, 2023 at the Large Pavilion in Springwater Provincial Park -1331 Highway 26 in Midhurst from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//springwater+provincial+park/@44.4411728,-79.8467303,1...
Apr 6th, 2023
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This is a  brief version of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition’s letter to Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, Minister David Piccini.  April 6, 2023 Dear Minister Piccini, This week you rose in the legislature this week to remind us of your commitments to putting the infrastructure in pla...
Apr 6th, 2023
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Press release Protecting Ontario’s environment For Immediate Release: April 06, 2023 Ontario to kill Growth Plan: Proposed new planning rules would kneecap housing supply efforts and unleash unprecedented sprawl on Ontario’s forests, farmland and wetlands Planned changes further exacerbate Ontario’s ...
Mar 14th, 2023
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With #Bill23, now the “More Homes Faster” Act, has the self-proclaimed Man of the People finally skewered himself in the butt? Margaret Atwood Dec 12 ,2022 It was a dark and soundless day near the end of the year, and clouds were hanging low in the heavens. Oops, that’s the opening of The...