And despite the Committee's assurances that the ARA review committee will hit the road this summer to hear from the unwashed and unconnected, without approval in the house and SOON, it just won't happen.
So, please cut and paste and mail to these email addresses, together with the mesage below and send over and over again until we are heard as opposed to being herded like sheep to the slaughter.
Be sure to insert your full name, mailing address and phone number to the bottom of the message below.
It was two weeks ago today that the Standing Committee on General Government voted unanimously to extend the hearings into the Aggregate Resources Act and travel the province to hold public sessions.
The review of the outdated and flawed ARA is critical to the future of Ontario as we face growing demands for both aggregate, water and food. The ongoing conflict between aggregate, food and agriculture was highlighted at the recent hearings in Toronto, and it was clear further hearings are needed in communities at the centre of this debate. As one of the thousands of Ontarians engaged in the fight to stop the proposed Highland mega quarry in Dufferin County, these hearings are also of great personal interest to me.
I understand that both the PC and NDP House Leaders have accepted the committee's unanimous vote to travel the province and visit existing quarry sites, proposed sites and quarries no longer in operation. Yet, committee members and the public are still awaiting your decision. I urge you to stand with your counterparts and grant the committee's request as soon as possible.
The long-overdue review of the ARA was welcomed when the Liberal government announced it last fall. Ontarians are eager to participate in this vital process. Please give them the opportunity to do so
Please advise me when the decision is made to extend the hearings to the rest of Ontario so we can all voice our opinions with respect to this very important issue.
I look forward to hearing from you.