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Oct 15th, 2023
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Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 1:00 – 2:30pm ET The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing to exempt waste management systems, storm water management, and water-taking from licensing requirements. There are four notices currently posted on the Environmental Registry of ...
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...
Aug 30th, 2023
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Margaret Prophet is the executive director of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition From Simcoe.com, August 29, 2023 By Margaret Prophet Barrie Advance Dear MPP Doug Downey, MPP Jill Dunlop and MPP Caroline Mulroney, In December of 2022, you and your cabinet colleagues signed off on removal of 7,400 ...
Aug 30th, 2023
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CBC Image Dear Friend, Earlier this month, the Auditor General presented a report about what actually happened with the Ford government and the Greenbelt. The damning report, available here, concluded that the steps taken by the Ford government to change the designation of protected lands was driven ...
Aug 30th, 2023
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People rallied at Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop’s Orillia office Monday. | Tyler Evans/OrilliaMatters From OrilliaMatters, August 17, 2023 Letter to the Editor We live in a representative democracy. This means we elect people who, by means of their demonstrated intelligence, integrity, and commi...
Aug 30th, 2023
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Stock photo | Anton Atanasov via Pexels From OrilliaMatters, August 18, 2023 By Martin Straathof Ontario’s vibrant landscapes and rich, world-class quality farmland have long been the pride of our province. However, a recent decision and the subsequent auditor general’s report about the removal of 7,...
Aug 30th, 2023
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SIGN THE PETITION HERE Most if not all of the Greenbelt (and Oak Ridges Moraine) lands are located across Maple & Kleinburg and in various parts of Ontario. The current legislation prohibits residential/industrial development on such lands. Last week, Minister Steve Clark removed lands at Pine Va...
Aug 30th, 2023
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Stephanie from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition From Simcoe.com, August 15, 2023 Ontario’s auditor general recently concluded that Doug Ford’s Greenbelt land grabs were “biased,” with “certain prominent developers receiving preferential treatment.” Developers with access to the housing minister’...
Aug 30th, 2023
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First Nations leaders from across Ontario are calling for Housing Minister Steve Clark’s resignation or removal over his handling of changes to protected Greenbelt land. Ontario Premier Doug Ford listens as Clark speaks during a press conference in Mississauga, Ont., Friday, Aug. 11, 2023. | Co...