TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS many Ontarians are struggling to afford rent, mortgages, groceries, gas, and everyday essentials;
WHEREAS decisions were made without consulting Ontarians, without any engagement with First Nations, and all done in backrooms and private dinner parties;
WHEREAS 83% of the lands removed were of the highest agricultural quality in the world;
WHEREAS Ontario’s Housing Affordability Task Force determined that a shortage of land was not the cause of the province’s housing challenges and that the Greenbelt and other environmentally sensitive areas must be protected;
WHEREAS the selling off of the Greenbelt only fuels land speculation;
THEREFORE, WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to:
- Immediately recall the Legislature to reverse course and return the lands in question to the Greenbelt.
- Not stand in the way of any investigation, including any potential criminal investigations.