Pickering, ON – Tonight a town hall will bring together a diverse group of experts to discuss threats to Ontario’s Greenbelt and how the Greenbelt can be strengthened, in light of the upcoming review of the provincial policy.
Moderated by Ajax Mayor Steve Parish, the town hall will feature Faisal Moola of David Suzuki Foundation, David Donnelly of Donnelly Law, Debbe Crandall of STORM Coalition, Ian McLaurin of the Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force, Susan Swail of Environmental Defence and Mary Delaney of Land over Landings.
The speakers will highlight threats to the Greenbelt, from the dumping of contaminated soil, to infrastructure like the proposed Pickering Airport which would pave over valuable agricultural land.
WHEN: Wednesday January 28, 2015
WHERE: Brougham Hall, 3545 Brock Road Brougham, (north Pickering)
TIME: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m.
COST: Free. Space is limited.
The town hall is co-hosted by Environmental Defence, the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance and Land Over Landings.
ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
ABOUT ONTARIO GREENBELT ALLIANCE (greenbeltalliance.ca) The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance is a watchdog and defender of Ontario’s innovative Greenbelt. We work to protect, strengthen and grow the Greenbelt for our communities, water, forests and farmland.
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For more information or media requests, please contact: Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence, 416-570-2878 (cell); ncarniol@environmentaldefence.ca