Greenbelt protesters - not some rag tag group.

By Staff

September 9th, 2023



The Doug Ford government is doing every thing it can to convince the public that Greenbelt lands might be needed to achieve the 1.5 million new homes by 2031.

The public accepts that 1.5 million homes are needed – but they don’t buy into using Greenbelt lands to make it happen.

There isn’t an opportunity to cast a ballot until 2026 but there are opportunities galore to protest.

And protest they did:

This is not a rag tag crowd – this is one of those occasions where size does matter.

Some of the locations where demonstrations are taking place are set out below:

Tuesday, Sept. 12th
Barrie – Grace United Church – 7:00-8:30 PM
Featuring special guest speakers: David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto and former chair of Greenbelt Council; Tim Gray, Executive Director of Environmental Defence Canada; Margaret Prophet, SCGC; Franz Hartman, Alliance for a Liveable Ontario.
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Thursday, Sept. 14th
Ancaster – Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre – 5:30-8:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 16th
Toronto – Queen’s Park – 11:00 AM
This rally is part of a globally coordinated action to demand that governments end fossil fuels – fast, fair, and forever.

Sunday, Sept. 17th
Newmarket – Intersection Yonge and Mulock – 11:00 AM – 1:00pm
Marching to MPP Gallagher Murphy’s office to deliver letters and petition for government to take better action to stop climate change.

Saturday, Sept. 23rd
Richmond Hill – Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park – 1:00-3:00 PM

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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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