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#Hands Off The Greenbelt:

On November 18, 2022 Environmental Defence held a rally outside Premier Doug

Ford's constituency office as part of a province-wide day of action to protest Bill 23. A

number of York South-Weston community groups and STOP members took part in

the event along with concerned residents and other local groups including

representatives from Ontario Nature and Canadian Association of Physicians for the


About Bill 23:

On October 25th, the Government of Ontario tabled Bill 23, the More Homes Built

Faster Act, 2022, an omnibus bill proposing sweeping changes to the province’s

natural heritage and land use planning legislation and policy. Overall, Bill 23 and

associated policies remove and weaken environmental protections and diminish the

role of Ontarians in land use planning and decision-making.


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