Dear MPP Smith,
Thank you for the newsletter you sent out regarding provincial funding for our riding’s organizations. Positive news is good news! I especially appreciate the funding for Georgian Bay Biosphere and local Wetlands.
I am curious about the lack of any mention of funding for mitigation, and adaptation to what will be this century’s largest impact on people, infrastructure, wildlife, forests and lakes…that is the Climate Crisis.
For me the most obvious example within your portfolio as Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry is last June’s wildfire crisis in our province. With choking smoke curling around my house, a very uncomfortable reminder was delivered; Climate Change is real, it’s here now, and it’s going to affect All of us!
Please share with us what your Ministry is doing to improve the carbon footprint of the forestry industry. Are you considering changing logging practices like stopping clearcutting, spraying Roundup, and moving away from monoculture forestry practices? These changes could help protect us from wildfires and species loss like Woodland Caribou!
Please share with us what your government is doing to help the municipalities in our riding reduce carbon footprint and adapt infrastructure to climate change.
Please tell us why you, and Premier Ford agreed to keep funding Enbridge and its installation of more gas line infrastructure thereby increasing our carbon output?
Minister Smith, everybody knows business as usual is not going to solve our problems around Climate Change.
Sincerely, Kim deLagran
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