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Speak up for Ontario rivers!!

If you are concerned about the health and well being of our lakes and rivers, then please consider helping by signing our petitions below.

Sign the declaration to show you care about protected places and ask the governments of Ontario and Canada to meet the commitment to protect at least 17 percent of lands and inland waters by 2020.

The Protected Places campaign is a collaborative initiative of organizations that include Carolinian Canada Coalition, Earthroots, EcoSpark, Ontario Land Trust Alliance, Ontario Nature, Ontario Rivers Alliance, Plenty Canada, Save The Oak Ridges Moraine (STORM) Coalition.

The Protected Places Declaration

Protect at least 17 percent of our lands and inland waters by 2020

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Funds are not being required up-front for Dam Decommissioning on any of the hydroelectric proposals going through the approvals process. Power Generation Agreements must include mandatory up-front funds for dam decommissioning, so that if for some reason the generating station is no longer viable the funds will be in place to cover costs for removal. There is a very good likelihood of this if the dam becomes environmentally or socially unsustainable due to climate change, or in the event of major damage to the dam caused from ice and/or flooding - this must be made a condition for approval. This expense must no longer fall on the shoulders of the taxpayer, but be borne by the developer.

Dam Decommissioning

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The Government of Ontario is proposing Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018. Schedule 5 of this Bill would repeal the Toxic Reductions Act, 2009 (TRA) by December 31, 2021, and revoke both of its regulations, O. Reg. 455/09 and O. Reg. 296/18.

These proposals are based on the mistaken assumptions that:
1. The TRA and its planning and reporting requirements are duplicative of federal requirements; and
2. Eliminating the TRA and its requirements will save industry money but still result in protecting human health and the environment.

The purpose of the TRA is to prevent pollution and protect human health and the environment by reducing the use and creation of toxic substances, while the federal requirements oblige companies to report on the release but not the use of toxic substances.

Schedule 5 is a regressive, unwarranted and potentially risky proposal that is inconsistent with the public interest and does not adequately safeguard the health and safety of Ontarians. Let's avoid the potential human and environmental costs while we can.

It is crucial that Schedule 5 of Bill 66 is rejected and this gutting/circumventing of protective legislation is stopped. Let's avoid the potential human and environmental costs while we can.

Take action now by signing onto this petition and ask your local MPP to champion the rejection of Bill 66.

Comment deadline is midnight on Sunday, 20 January 2019! Thank you for taking action!

Speak Out Against Schedule 5 of Bill 66

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End date: Jan 20, 2019

Signatures collected: 38

38 signatures

The Government of Ontario is proposing Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018. It is unacceptable that Schedule 10 of this Bill would enable municipalities to simply pass an “open-for-business planning by-law” under the Planning Act, to exempt local development from the application of key components of several important provincial laws, plans and policies, including the:
• Clean Water Act, 2006, Section 39
• Great Lakes Protection Act, 2015, Section 20
• Greenbelt Act, 2005, Section 7
• Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008, Section 6, and
• Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act, 2003, Section 7

It's also extremely troubling that a municipal open-for-business planning by-law would not be subject to public notice, comment or appeal provisions which are currently mandatory under the Planning Act.

If passed, this legislation would enable municipalities and local developers to bypass important environmental and public safety protections. Risky and imprudent development decisions could have severe negative impacts on our air, land and water, as well as the Great Lakes and many other highly valued ecosystems.

Sustainable development and a healthy environment go hand in hand. We all want safe, healthy and resilient communities, so it is important that this government ensures legislation that protects our freshwater and groundwater resources, our farmland and the environment.

It is crucial that Schedule 10 of Bill 66 is rejected and this gutting/circumventing of protective legislation is stopped.

Please take action now by signing onto this petition and ask your local MPP to champion the rejection of Bill 66.

Comment deadline is midnight on Sunday, 20 January 2019! Thank you for taking action!

Speak Out Against Schedule 10 of Bill 66

This petition is now closed.

End date: Jan 20, 2019

Signatures collected: 119

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