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Environmental Defence: Petition

The Ontario Government wants you to think that the Bill 23 package is a housing bill – but it’s really a sneaky attempt to hand over our wetlands and conservation lands to land speculators.


"The Ontario Government wants you to think that the Bill 23 package is a housing bill – but it’s really a sneaky attempt to hand over our wetlands and conservation lands to land speculators.


While the bill includes some positive zoning changes that will allow a few more homes in cities and near transit stations – the government itself admits those changes will only lead to the construction of about 50,000 of the promised 1.5 million homes.


Most of the changes made in Bill 23 are targeted at removing wetland and woodland protections* and creating a process for selling off conservation lands without oversight. It also strips power from municipalities like Hamilton, Halton and Waterloo that are trying to build more new homes within their city boundaries, forcing them to sprawl instead..."


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