We’re going to court to protect important wetlands in Ontario, a crucial defence in the fight against the climate emergency.
The Ontario government is using an obscure power called a Ministerial Zoning Order (MZO) to push through plans to develop on Duffins Creek Wetlands on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Until recently, MZOs were rarely used and were reserved for exceptional circumstances. The Ford government has changed that. This year alone, the Ontario government has issued more than 30 MZOs to fast-track development.
That’s why Ecojustice is going to court – to make sure that Premier Doug Ford’s government can’t just push through unlawful, destructive developments on Duffins Creek Wetlands, or on any other protected conservation areas in Ontario.
Wetlands such as Duffins Creek, are found all over the country and are of huge importance to local communities. They help to mitigate flooding, store carbon, filter water and provide habitat to wildlife.
Across Canada, air, land, water, and biodiversity is under threat. Ecojustice will not stand by and allow any governments to further imperil the environment we all depend on without answering for their actions.
But we can’t do this work without your support. Please consider making a donation today to help us go to court to protect Ontario’s vital wetlands and secure a critical defence in the fight against the climate emergency.
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