Local groups opposing #Bill66 at Wellesley Township Council

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 8 January 2019, local citizens’ groups will present delegations at three local municipal meetings:

  • 9:00am: Region of Waterloo Planning & Works committee meeting (delegate: Kevin Thomason)
    Waterloo Region Administration Building, 150 Frederick St., Kitchener Map 1
  • 6:30pm: Wellesley Township council meeting (delegate: Sam Nabi)
    Wellesley Township Hall, 4639 Lobsinger Line, St. Clements Map 2
  • 6:30pm: Woolwich Township council meeting (delegate: Bob Jonkman)
    Woolwich Township Hall, 24 Church Street West, Elmira Map 3

Schedule 10 of Ontario’s Bill 66 is damaging to the future development of our region. It allows for developments that don’t follow the laws that protect our water, agriculture, and community development plans (eg. Clean Water Act, Places to Grow, Municipal Official Plan).

Furthermore, no notice or public consultation is required for exemptions granted under Bill 66.

Hold The Line, in collaboration with dozens of local advocacy groups, are calling on local councils to reject Schedule 10 of Bill 66. We request that councils pass a resolution opposing Schedule 10, and committing to not use those provisions should they become law.

Sam Nabi, director of Hold The Line, is available for comment on this matter. You can reach him at sam@samnabi.com or +1–226–988–4137.

Local Voices Against Bill 66 with logos for: Waterloo Federation of Agriculture; Smart Growth Waterloo Region; Hold The Line; The Bluedot Movement; Grand River Environmental Network; Divest Waterloo; TriTAG.ca; APT Environment; Nith Valley Ecoboosters; Waterloo Region Health Coalition; Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region; KWPeace; The Council of Canadians

Hold The Line is a local non-profit made up of artists, community builders, sustainability advocates, and Waterloo Region enthusiasts. We support the farms, towns, and natural spaces that make up the Region’s countryside, and the vibrant and dense urban cores that complement them.

Author: KWPeace

KWPeace is a website to link the many Peace and Social Justice organizations in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and the Waterloo Region townships. KWPeace tries to provide a comprehensive calendar of events.