TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities have developed a deep understanding of local ecosystems, and how to best protect them; and
WHEREAS restricting the powers of Conservation Authorities weakens environmental protections, puts more power into the hands of private developers, and leaves Ontarians at risk; and
WHEREAS we are deeply concerned that stopping non-mandatory Conservation Authority programs will adversely affect the health of our environment;
THEREFORE, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to preserve the vital role of Conservation Authorities in local land use planning and permitting, and to support the continued delivery of a broad range of programs as directed by Conservation Authorities.
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