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Local Greens deliver Action Letter to MPP Smith

Local Greens deliver Action Letter to MPP Smith

Posted: 2023-05-17 13:08:43 By: thebay

Over 400 residents from the riding signed “Yours To Protect Action” letter last week that was delivered to MPP Graydon Smith, the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.

The letter calls on Smith to reinstate municipal site plan approvals for developments under 10 units, which organizers say is critical to the protection of shorelines and lakes. Among the letter’s other demands are to take action to protect the wetlands recently disqualified by Bill 23 and end the paving of Ontario’s farmland across the Greenbelt and beyond essential to food security across Ontario. 

Arleigh Luckett, President of the GPO Parry Sound-Muskoka Constituency Association says “Our local economy and the well-being of future generations depend on these actions.”

The “Yours To Protect Action” was organized by local volunteers with the Parry Sound-Muskoka Ontario Greens. Representatives asked MPP Smith to meet with them to present the letters with its hundreds of signatures. They state that the Minister’s office declined an in-person appointment with Smith, citing a full schedule and was unavailable to meet.

At the request of his staff, the letters were delivered to the office.