Councillor Josh Matlow

Doug Ford Backs Down from Opening up Greenbelt to Industry Lobbyists

Doug Ford Backs Down from Opening up Greenbelt to Industry Lobbyists

2019-02-08T20:31:56+00:00

Doug Ford Backs Down from Opening up Greenbelt to Industry Lobbyists

As I wrote in my newsletter to you late last year, I worked with Councillors Mike Colle, Mike Layton, and Gord Perks to advocate against the Province’s exemptions in Bill 66 allowing companies to override important environmental protections, without consultation or public notice, including the:

  • Clean Water Act
  • Great Lakes Protection Act
  • Greenbelt Act
  • Lake Simcoe Protection Act
  • Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act
  • Places to Grow Act

I know that many of you answered our call to let Premier Ford know that our natural heritage, including the Greenbelt, is not open for business. I am pleased to report that our campaign was successful. Last week, the Province announced that they would not exempt businesses from environmental legislation.

Thank you for your advocacy!

For more information, please see this article.

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