Some of you may have heard the buzz about Schedule 6 of Bill 229 which amends the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act included within the Ontario government’s Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act. Many concerned residents, municipalities, conservation authorities, Mayors and environmental not-for-profit organizations have expressed their concerns to their local MPP’s or applicable government body.
As an association located within the Crowe Valley Watershed, we often work with, consult and rely on the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority (CVCA). The SLCA is alarmed at the loss of purpose, goals and power that Schedule 6 will gut from not only the CVCA, but from all of Ontario’s Conservation Authorities. As a result we have sent the attached letter addressing our concerns to the following recipients:
- Premier of Ontario,
- Ministers of: Environment, Conservation and Parks, Natural Resources & Forestry, Municipal Affairs of Housing, and,
- Honourable Daryl Kramp (MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington).
- Copied on the letter are Nate Smelle from the Bancroft Times and Tim Pidduck of the CVCA.
We encourage you to speak up individually and write to Honourable Daryl Kramp (firstname.lastname@example.org) and your local MPP’s expressing your concerns with Schedule 6. For more information on Schedule 6 please visit the following links as well as complete your own informed research: