Toronto | Traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation – Following the recent passage of Bill 23, Environmental Defence is gathering concerned Ontarians to rally at Bay and College Streets in downtown Toronto on Saturday December 3, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

The rally will demand that Bill 23 be repealed and that the Ontario government cancel its plan to hand out 7,400 acres of Greenbelt land to sprawl developers. Participants are encouraged to wear green to symbolize the importance of protecting Ontario’s wetlands, forests and farmland for the future.

Information about other “Hands Off The Greenbelt” and “Repeal Bill 23” rallies taking place in Ontario can be found here:

WHAT: A “Hands Off The Greenbelt” and “Repeal Bill 23” rally.

WHERE: Corner of Bay Street and College Street in Toronto.

WHEN: Saturday December 3, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

WHO: The following Environmental Defence spokespeople will be in attendance:

Keith Brooks, Programs Director, Environmental Defence

Phil Pothen, Ontario Environment Program Manager, Environmental Defence

ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

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For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

Allen Braude, Environmental Defence,