Thursday, May 24, 2012


The Legislature will soon rise for the summer.

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The review of the outdated and flawed ARA is critical to the future of Ontario as we face growing demands for both aggregate, water and food.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.


  1. Anonymous30 May, 2012

    This is an email I received in response to my sending the above:

    I would like to thank you for taking the time to write to our office with your concerns.

    We're trying to bring the committee to northern and rural communities in Ontario to discuss it and solicit input from across the province. In order to have the committee travel, we require special permission from the House Leaders, and the Liberal government House Leader is stalling this process. We hoped to have started travelling already and we hope to be able to travel soon. When we receive the necessary permission, we will ensure that the details are posted so that the public is able to participate in the ARA review.

    Once again thank you for taking the time to write to our office with your concerns.

    Sarah Campbell, MPP

    58 Princess Street

    Dryden, ON

    P8N 1C7

    ph# 807-223-6456
    toll free (Within Riding)

  2. Hey I got the same one, word for word, but then again so far she is the ONLY one I have heard from. Are you out there Sylvia?