TORONTO– Mike Schreiner made the following statement for Earth Day:
“This Earth Day, I would like to thank all the community activists and leaders, in particular the Indigenous water and land protectors, who continue to stand up for the environment and protect the places we love.
Whether it was saving Duffins Creek or advocating for freezing urban boundaries to protect farmland, there have been significant wins over the past year.
Unfortunately, we have a Premier who is hell-bent on paving over wetlands and farmlands and supercharging climate pollution with expensive urban sprawl. I will continue to lead the fight against expensive, climate disaster projects like Highway 413 and the Holland Marsh Highway.
We need to lead the way on protecting the nature that protects us, while crushing climate pollution. I will:
- Stop the expensive sprawl and build livable, affordable communities within existing urban boundaries
- Double the size of the Greenbelt to include a Bluebelt of protected waterways
- Implement a moratorium on new gravel mining permits to protect water and farmland
So this Earth Day, let’s stop the sprawl, protect the places we love and crush climate pollution.”