A pain in the ass for reckless developers, Donnelly’s battled for the Oak Ridges Moraine, been integral at the Walkerton inquiry, regularly fights for Aboriginal rights and pushes for more green space.
So it makes sense that one evil developer is going after him in a $3M suit based on a (failed) attempt to stop a marina/resort from further damaging Lake Simcoe. The legal fees are ruining the guy’s life; he compares the experience to trying to stop a Mack truck with his forehead. Environmentalists are worried the dirty SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) will set a dangerous precedent.
Green Activist Award: David Donnelly