The Ontario government just announced it will drop the worst part of Bill 66 – and it’s thanks to people power!
More than 5,000 Council of Canadians supporters from throughout Ontario flooded the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario with comments in opposition to their proposed Bill over the last week. In response, yesterday, the Ford government announced it’s backing down on Section 10 – which contained the most destructive elements.
This is a huge win for people and the environment! Section 10 proposed giving municipalities the option of ignoring the most important laws in Ontario that protect water, farmland and critical habitat from short-sighted development.
Bill 66 still contains some very harmful changes though that will result in: