I believe that the Ontario government is bowing to the pressure of sprawl developers again. It appears that Premier Doug Ford is proposing opening up sensitive farmland, forests and watersheds to sprawl development by changing the Growth Plan.
The government claims the changes to the Growth Plan will help build more housing in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. But the changes will actually allow factories and sprawling subdivisions to be built on farmland and sensitive natural areas. This will not reduce the price of housing nor give us the new housing types we need. Instead, sprawl will threaten our local food supply, create gridlock, and increase our property taxes.
I would like this amendment to be withdrawn. I want the existing Growth Plan to remain as it currently is written.
Submitted February 25, 2019 10:07 PM