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Corporate sponsorship opportunities for the “Gather for the Greenbelt” event in Barrie, Ontario, featuring in-person storytelling from Margaret Atwood, musical performance from Sarah Harmer, as well as Jeff Monague, and poetry from Barrie’s Poet Laureate, Tyneisha Thomas.
Art installation by Rochelle Rubinstein will be featured, as well.
LISTEN OR WATCH: Greenbelt Public Forum
Recordings of the public forum, held September 12, addressing the assault by this government on the Greenbelt.
Jeff Monague, former Chief of the Beausoleil First Nation on Christian Island;
David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto and former chair of Greenbelt Council;
Tim Gray, ED of Environmental Defence Canada;
Margaret Prophet, SCGC;
and Franz Hartman, Alliance for a Liveable Ontario.
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“The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition is at the forefront of the battle to save the Greenbelt.
Make no mistake about it, the Greenbelt is under threat like never before as the Provincial Government continues a concerted, disastrous attack on its environmental integrity and creates the conditions for its unravelling.
Our ability to fight back largely depends on the ability of community-based groups to resist this destruction of one of Ontario’s greatest accomplishments
The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, in particular, has the experience, energy and commitment to offer the leadership we require. I hope they are successful in getting the support and resources they need to do the job.”
Dear MPP Downey, MPP Dunlop and MPP Mulroney,
In December of 2022, you and your cabinet colleagues signed off on removal of 7400 acres of Greenbelt lands.
Thanks to a thorough investigation by the Auditor General the public now knows that the process that led to your approval of Greenbelt takeouts was “biased” and gave “preferential treatment” to a select few developers…
Local MPPs complicit in $8.3 billion dollar Greenbelt land grab.
It is increasingly clear that policies that promote increased vehicle traffic should be seen as a last resort, and implemented only where no other options are possible.
We all see them—the posers. The ones who say they’re environmentally conscious, but then they do things like use disposable diapers and single use plastics, drive a pickup truck, feed their kids pre-packaged food, travel by plane, or live in a suburb.
Just like me.
We believe a healthy environment is critical to Simcoe County’s future.
Farmland, water and natural heritage are key components of a healthy environment and thriving economy, and need better protection.
We are calling for the expansion of the Greenbelt to Simcoe County, so that current and future generations can benefit from clean water, local food and green spaces.
Community supported, advocacy for a safe and secure future.
Governments have failed to act to protect our communities and the futures of our children and grandchildren, and they continue to treat our environment as if it’s incidental to life, rather than a foundation for it.
We need strong community organizations to fight for our future, now more than ever.
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