To whom it may concern,
I appreciate the efforts to provide more affordable housing for Ontarians, but I urge the government to find an alternative solution. I am strongly against the revisions suggested to the OWES since it will likely significantly cut back protection of wetland and species at risk.
Wetlands provide incredibly valuable ecosystem services. Removing them from the landscape will lead to considerable consequences down the road as we experience increases in flooding and will eventually result in financial consequences for the province,
These revisions completely go against our commitments to fight climate change. Disturbing these wetlands will release carbon into the atmosphere.
The list of consequences are innumerable and I'm sure the government is well aware of them so I will not go on.
Please do not proceed with reducing protections for wetlands by altering the OWES.
Submitted October 26, 2022 3:59 PM