The establishment of any park or wilderness preserve always comes with a struggle.
There is always a point where the interests of two or more groups collide. Years later (if a park or preserve is established) all the animosity and fear of that conflict is forgotten and the place is regarded by everyone, or at least by everyone’s children, as sacred.
We all love and are proud of Canada’s parks and protected lands and, through that, are grateful to the people who dug in their heels and fought for that land.
We are at that point now with the Peel Watershed and I’m sure all of our children would thank us for having the courage and vision to preserve it.