Despite the pleas of thousands of concerned Ontarians, the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources is poised to approve controversial changes to Ontario's Endangered Species Act.
The broad new exemptions will allow most major industries in Ontario to be exempted from complying with the Act.
While the implementation of the Endangered Species Act hasn't been perfect, there are far more reasonable solutions to deal with tensions between eager industry and imperilled species than broad-brush sector-wide exemptions.
Speak out against these gaping new loopholes for pits and quarries, residential and commercial development, mining, waste management, renewable energy, hydro and more.
Any day now, Ontario's Cabinet Ministers will be making the final decision. We need to get their attention, fast. Please help us!
Here's what you can do:
- Call a Cabinet Minister near you. More info at www.protectendangeredspecies.ca
- Express your concern to the Premier by joining Ontario Nature's Sturgeon Face Facebook campaign
- Tell the Finance Minister that there are better ways to deal with the deficit than to gut the ESA
Visit www.protectendangeredspecies.ca to see what you can do.