It was a win for everyone at Halton Regional Council last week as they voted to direct future development and growth away from precious Ontario Farmlands.
We first told you last week about Ford’s misguided and hugely expensive need to build over rich Ontario lands surrounding the GTA, putting more than 5,000 acres of farmland in danger.
After a meeting of the Halton Regional Council on February 16th, those lands were saved as council voted to freeze its urban boundary until 2041.
Your voice was heard
Ontario Green leader Mike Schreiner spoke out against plans to develop more housing and highways through these vital Ontario farmlands in a press conference January 26th, ensuring your voice was heard by those making decisions. Now, we get to celebrate this win together.
“Congratulations to everyone who helped make this happen,” Schreiner said. “We can address the housing affordability crisis while protecting the farmland that feeds us and the wetlands that protect us from flooding.”
There’s still more work to be done.
This is a win for the environment; for those that want less sprawl, more affordable housing and better public transit right where they live. It’s a win for everyone who wants good, nutritious food to be grown right here at home.
But we’re not done yet.
Doug Ford and his developer friends still have their eyes on farmlands, wetlands and greenspaces across the province. They have dangerous, expensive and wasteful plans to build highways over these precious areas.
With your help we can stop them
Mike Schreiner and the Ontario Greens stand behind a plan to create affordable, sustainable housing within the 88,000 acres of existing urban boundaries, because no one wants an unaffordable lifestyle where they’re forced to commute hours just to find an affordable place to live.
Halton is proof that if we make enough noise, together we can change things for the better.
Candidate for Dufferin – Caledon Ontario Greens