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LETTER: Reason given for Greenbelt plan 'a red herring'

'The needed land for affordable homes within the GTA already exists,' says letter writer
2022-05-17 typing pexels-donatello-trisolino-1375261
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MidlandToday welcomes letters to the editor at andrew@midlandtoday.ca. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is in response to an article about the province’s plan to remove parts of the Greenbelt, published Nov. 7.
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This move cannot be argued as either justified or within the current government mandate. Instead the need for housing is being used as a red herring to attempt to steal protected, ecologically sensitive land for development.

The needed land for affordable homes within the GTA already exists. Putting back more land than you steal is beside the point: Land is not interchangeable, as anyone who witnessed Hurricane Hazel can testify. This matters.

Tell your MPP, Jill Dunlop, this is wrong. Phone: 705-326-3246. Write: jilldunlopmpp.ca/contact.

Wayne Coombes
Port McNicoll

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