Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better

Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better

Stephen Harper announced over the weekend that if re-elected, his government will increase its proposed contribution of federal lands towards the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park. The park has been in the works for some time. To comprise a patchwork of both provincial and federal lands located within metropolitan Toronto, the park was once touted widely as a conservation coup and prototype for the country’s first national urban park. As part of an agreement between the provincial and  

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Anti-fracking and Great Lakes Bills to Committee

Anti-fracking and Great Lakes Bills to Committee

The Ontario Legislature rose for the summer on June 4, with two environmental proposed environmental laws having received second reading, but awaiting Committee review and public hearings. The third environmental law, Bill 52, Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015 (anti-SLAPP) has been debated but has not yet received second reading.  

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