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TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS the government is over-riding and re-writing local official plans to move urban boundaries and violate the countryside line by opening up previously protected lands to development;
WHEREAS greenspaces and farmland are what we rely on to grow our food, support natural habitats, prevent flooding, and mitigate future climate incidents;
WHEREAS the Government’s Housing Affordability Task Force found there are plenty of places to build homes without destroying the Greenbelt, and a recent report from The Alliance for a Liveable Ontario says Waterloo Region has the capacity to build 230,000 new housing units within the current area boundary;
WHEREAS there is a lack of comprehensive research or analysis on the aquifer in Waterloo Region and how unanticipated sprawl will affect source water protection;
THEREFORE, WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to immediately stop all plans to force sprawl in Waterloo Region by reversing the recently announced changes to the Regional Official Plan amendment.