Woodland Caribou don't have deep pockets

Woodland Caribou don't have deep pockets
Posted on November 15, 2013 | Mike Schreiner | Written on November 14, 2013
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The Liberal government has made it a lot easier to destroy priceless habitats, and to kill, harm and harass endangered species. Behind closed doors, Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet added a raft of exemptions to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
 
The Liberals have put the profits of developers, gravel pit owners, and mining companies ahead of the places we love and the lives of the creatures with whom we share Ontario. This year alone, 30 construction and mining corporations have donated over $180,000 to the Liberal party. Unfortunately, the Woodland Caribou do not have deep pockets.
 
Please take a moment today to send a message to the Premier.
 
Endangered species are not luxuries. By the Ministry of the Environment’s own estimations, Ontario’s ecosystems provide $84 billion a year worth of services. Endangered species live in habitats that help clean the air and water, provide us with food and fuel, and offer us great opportunities for recreation. We can’t afford to lose them.  
 
The Green Party of Ontario is the only provincial party to object to the changes to the ESA. We’re also alone in standing up against the aggregate industry and demanding a stronger Aggregate Resources Act. And we are the only party to have signed the Food and Water First Pledge.
 
Every day the news reminds me why I am working so hard to become the first Green MPP in Ontario.
 
Today the places we love are being threatened. But I know that with your help, we can save our species at risk.
 
Thanks,
 
Mike Schreiner, Leader
Green Party of Ontario
 
P.S.  There are more than 200 species at risk in Ontario. If you can afford a dollar for each of them, we’ll be better able to protect what we love for the future.

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A leading advocate for independent businesses, local food and sustainable communities, Mike Schreiner is well known for his leadership in co-founding the award-winning Local Food Plus organization. He brings a proven... More

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