It is with extreme disappointment and disgust that we read the government’s Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan. This plan is a significant deviation from the Peel planning commission’s final recommended plan, which followed a lengthy and fair stakeholder process.
Contrast this to the current government’s plan, a myopic view favouring exploration and mining sectors at the expense of all other considerations and values. This is a plan that supports a few at the cost of compromising a fragile, intact ecosystem. Describing this plan as “balanced” and redefining the term “protected areas” does not make it so.
The processes and conditions used to produce the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan were established for the desired outcome. This government has violated the public trust and set the stage for negatively impacting the Peel watershed in perpetuity. What a repulsive legacy.
Noreen and Jim Schaefer