Once again, Ontarians are seeing that the precious green spaces and farmland we rely on to grow our food, support natural habitats and prevent flooding aren't safe in this government's hands.
We must protect the Greenbelt from Bill 23, the Ford Government's latest attempt to remove protected land from the Greenbelt, allowing developers to bulldoze and pave over 7,000 acres of farmland in the Greenbelt:
- Ontario is already losing 319.6 acres of farmland and greenspace daily to development;
- the Government’s Housing Affordability Task Force found there are plenty of places to build homes without destroying the Greenbelt;
- Premier Ford’s repeated moves to tear up farmland and bulldoze wetlands have never been about housing, but are about making the rich richer;
- 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 immediately repeal Bill 23, stop all plans to further remove protected land from the Greenbelt and protect existing farmland in the province by passing MPP Vanthof's Protecting Agricultural Land Act.
To download a written copy of the petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario click here.