30 October 2015
The Greenspace Alliance today sent in responses to questions posed in a July 2015 Discussion Paper (7.8 MB) from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry on Wetland Conservation in Ontario (EBR #012-4464). Key points made include that we should start from the position of protecting all wetlands, as do Quebec and Alberta, and that the legislative framework needs to be strengthened to be more protective of wetlands.
The full submission is here.
8 August 2016
In a second round, the Ministry has posted another discussion paper (EBR 012-7675), 56 pp., 9.7 MB. Comments are due November 16, 2016.
We received draft comments from Ontario Nature as well as a submission by Fragile Inheritance Natural History (Fred Schueler and Alina Karstad). We drafted our own letter, supporting these excellent comments and adding some of our own for emphasis. However, in the end, we co-signed, along with 34 other environmental organizations, the Ontario Nature submission. Earlier, ON had already sent a similar letter to the Minister, endorsed by 17 organizations.