The province is asking for feedback about how and where to grow the Greenbelt in Ontario.
Frankly, we think we should protect as much of our land and water as possible – our economy, food security and water security depend on it.
However, we also recognize that the political will isn’t as bold as the vision that Ontarians may have, so that’s where citizens need to push the needle.
We need to have conversations about how we create healthy, sustainable, thriving communities.
Science is showing us that our patterns and choices are problematic for our own survival.
Let’s start by doing one meaningful thing – grow the Greenbelt to the rest of the Lake Simcoe basin, to areas within Simcoe County that are important to providing clean water, air and food for residents.
Better is always possible even if it isn’t politically expedient.