Did you know that your average farmer must submit an environmental assessment in order to build a new shed, but doesn’t need one to dig a 2,000-acre quarry?
The Ontario Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) places aggregate extraction above our ability to feed ourselves and drink clean water. As they say, times change. We're here to change them.
Each year in Ontario, prime farmland equivalent to the size of Toronto disappears. Many people are surprised to hear that we don’t have all that much of it left. The question is, what’s more important? Growing food in perpetuity on the surface, or excavating the rock below?
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