QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner released the following statement regarding the Ford government’s proposed amendments to Schedule 6 of Bill 229:
“Instead of listening to the voices of people across Ontario, Doug Ford is ramping up his attack on flood protection and public safety to please his deep-pocketed developer friends.
Through the newly-revealed government motions for Schedule 6, Ford is going further in his attempts to gut environmental protections. These motions, if passed, will grant even more power to the Minister to override scientists in favour of political decisions.
This is an insult to the over 150 voices from municipalities, the Big City Mayors, AMO, conservation authorities, nonprofits and organizations who have been ringing the alarm bells about the catastrophic consequences these decisions will have for our province.
Doug Ford needs to stop ripping up the laws that protect our wetlands, woodland and farmland from reckless development.
He needs to stop his attack on scientists who protect our drinking water and our homes and businesses from flooding.”Tell your MPP to let conservation authorities do their work.