Posted by on 01/12/2017

Goals:
  • Prevent housing development on the North Gwillimbury Forest and Paradise Beach/Island Grove wetland
Strategy:
I proposed a series of meetings with the Ministers Offices in the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, as well as Premier’s Office staff to explain the issue and advocate for protection of this provincially significant wetland.
Results: 
In response, the Municipal Affairs Minister decided to not allow any development on Greenbelt land, protecting around half of the lands at stake. There is more work to do to permanently protect the forest and wetland. Advocacy is ongoing.