Provincial Wetland Policy Dries up Northern Economic Opportunities October 12, 2023
10 October 2023
The report, titled Provincial Wetland Policy Dries up Northern Economic Opportunities, argues that the provincial government's rules for protecting wetlands in Northern Ontario are stopping the various Northern regions from growing economically. [...] Though wetlands play an essential role in the environment, the PPS understates their importance to the local economy in terms of growth and development. [...] “The existing policies on wetland development are unsuited to Northern Ontario,” states author Laura McConnell, “A policy that empowers municipalities and approval authorities to make their own decisions on wetland development will allow communities to balance the environment with economic growth.” The Provincial Policy Statement states that all wetlands are important to preserve unless proven oth. [...] His daughter, Laura McConnell, brings knowledge and passion for research and writing about policy issues, with an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Urban Studies from the University of Toronto and a Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. [...] Our mission is to enhance Northern Ontario's capacity to take the lead position on socio-economic policy that impacts our communities, our province, our country, and our world.