Take Action!

As the government's Greenbelt Taskforce prepares to initiate a public
consultation process for the Golden Horseshoe, Earthroots is asking the
Province to expand its study area to include surrounding regions such as
"South Simcoe" including Barrie and Kitchener-Waterloo. While we applaud the McGuinty government's commitment to create a Greenbelt around the GTA, we believe that the study area needs to be expanded to achieve the Province's goals of reducing sprawl. The governments' current plans may unintentionally promote unbridled leapfrog development.

Beginning May 20th, the Greenbelt Task Force will begin holding a series of public consultations and stakeholder meetings to ask Ontarians their views. These sessions will help the taskforce craft its advice to the government on how to most effectively establish a permanently protected greenbelt.

Please add your voice at:

May 20th - 7-10 pm - King City Community Centre, 25 Doctor's Lane, King City

May 25th - 7-10 pm- Durham College, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

May 26th - 7-10 pm- Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

May 31st - 7-10 pm- Caledon Community Complex, 6215 Old Church Road, Caledon East

June 10th - 7-10 pm- Canadian Auto Workers Banquet Hall, 124 Bunting Road, St.Catharines

June 16th- 7-10 pm - Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive, Burlington

For more information about the public consultation meetings, visit the
Government's Greenbelt website at : www.greenbelt.ontario.ca or phone
1-866-751-8082.