Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

In the Spring issue of Lake Simcoe Living Magazine, there were questions to ask provincial candidates to help you get their views on protecting our forests and wetlands.

The North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance has collected the answers of candidates in the York-Simcoe riding.

York-Simcoe’s Liberal, NDP and Trillium Party candidates believe that the Minister of Municipal Affairs should issue a Zoning Order to prohibit development on the Paradise Beach-Island Grove Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) in the Town of Georgina.

PC candidate Caroline Mulroney says that "all parties must be at the table, working together to find a solution that protects these important lands while respecting the rights of the land owner."

To see the candidates’ full responses to our election questionnaire please click here.

On March 23, 2018 the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority illegally gave a big developer permission to build a 1,073 unit residential development on the PSW in the North Gwillimbury Forest. We need to elect a provincial representative who will stand up for our forests and wetlands.

Our OMB appeal of the Town’s Official Plan, which permits development on the North Gwillimbury Forest’s PSW, commences on Monday, May 28th at 10 a.m. at the Civic Centre in Keswick.  The public is welcome to attend. 

Fighting at the OMB to protect our wetlands is expensive — please do what you can to support our efforts! Click here to contribute.

Please pass this message on to your friends.

An open letter by Jack Gibbons
, Chair, North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance

He can be reached at 416-260-2080 ext. 2
 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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