Help defend Ontario's Endangered Species Act

The Ontario government wants to punch a hole through its Endangered Species Act. A hole the size of a bulldozer, feller-bunch or dump truck.

Join us in speaking up for our endangered species.

Right now, Ontario's Endangered Species Act is one of the strongest in Canada. It mandates that companies intending to develop lands or extract resources must apply for permits that leave the species better off than where it started.

Unfortunately, last month the Ministry of Natural Resources quietly put out a notice saying that they would like to exempt both existing and new activities from meeting requirements under the Act, and they propose to give power to industry to self-police.

These exempted activities could include logging, mining, quarries, hydroelectric dams, transmission lines, windmills, roads, infrastructure and municipal developments, to name a few.

Please join us and tell the province that these proposed exemptions should be rejected. Help us ensure the survival of our most threatened species.

For more background on the proposed changes, check out this great article in the Toronto Star and the proposed changes under the Environmental Bill of Rights.

 

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