Please consider signing this updated petition which calls on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to stop all plans to remove protected land from the Greenbelt & to protect existing farmland and sensitive wetlands.
TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS the Government has removed 7,400 acres of land from the Greenbelt;
WHEREAS the Government says it will replace the lost land with land elsewhere – but many of the proposed additions are already protected;
WHERAS the Government has eroded environmental protections to make it easier to build badly planned housing developments;
WHEREAS Ontario is already losing 319.6 acres of farmland daily to development;
WHEREAS the Government Housing Affordability Task Force found there are plenty of places to build homes without destroying the Greenbelt;
WHEREAS the Government’s repeated moves to tear up farmland and bulldoze wetlands have never been about housing, but are about making the rich richer;
WHEREAS greenspaces and farmland are what we rely on to grow our food, support natural habitats and prevent flooding;
THEREFORE WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to stop all plans to remove protected land from the Greenbelt & protect existing farmland and sensitive wetlands.