The Ontario government is poised to make drastic changes to the internationally celebrated Endangered Species Act as recommended by the Ministry of Natural Resources. These exemptions include:– a five-year exemption for forestry, an industry that impacts about 30 million hectares of land in Ontario
– permanent exemptions for existing pits and quarries and hydro operations
– new exemptions for planned or approved activities that would apply to pits and quarries, residential and commercial development, mining, renewable energy projects, hydro facilities, roads and more.
Please take a minute and use the form below to email Premier Wynne and tell her your concerns.