Below is a copy of my response to the MVCA’s request for public feedback relating new policy proposals surrounding unregulated and unprotected insignificant wetlands.
It is important to remind ourselves that these new policies are not a provincial requirement or the result of any new provincial legislation or mandates, but a desire to expand their authority, and originates with the staff of the MVCA. Further, the only means for these new policies to become lawful and have effect is through municipal concurrence and adoption.
From the attached correspondence you will see I have significant concerns that these new policies, if adopted would have substantial negative consequences on the municipalities that comprise the MVCA watershed.
I encourage you to review my thoughts and concerns, and share your directly with the MVCA via their website here:http://mvc.on.ca/changes-to-wetlands-open-discussion/