Watch the Video of our November 28 Town Hall
Thank you to each and every one of the 300+ who turned out. It was standing room only! Our supporters roared in response to our incredibly engaged and committed Mayor Mark Sutcliffe. Councillor Cathy Curry never fails to amaze with her energy, candor and her commitment to keep our greenspace whole. Watch the Video
Important Town Hall on November 28 at Mlacak Centre
We really want you to join us to hear what the KGPC is doing for you, and to get our next leg of community fundraising off to a great start. Come out on November 28 to the Mlacak Centre! Our full team will be out in force and ready to welcome you. More >>>
The City Plans to Fight Kanata Lakes Ruling
Barbara Ramsay of the the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition says the top issue in redevelopment battle is not golf but stormwater. More>>>
Ford Government under Investigation
Both Ontario’s Auditor-General and its Integrity Commissioner are launching investigations into the government’s decision to allow developers to build housing on parts of the province’s protected Greenbelt. More from the Globe and Mail
What is not Right with Bill 23
To say the City and its new Council contingent are a little shell-shocked is an understatement. The Ford government’s Bill 23 is a behemoth and City staff are wading through it for a path forward. Simply getting an opportunity to speak to it is incredibly difficult. No physical hearing outside of Toronto. More>>>
THE KGPC’S FIGHT CONTINUES
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is disappointed, but not surprised the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the City of Ottawa v. ClubLink Corporation ULC leave application.
KGPC Chair Barbara Ramsay says “we understand that the City of Ottawa leadership had serious concerns about the impact of the Court of Appeal decision on a plethora of agreements both in place and in progress. They have been very good partners for the KGPC in this fight to preserve urban greenspace and so, today, we’re particularly disappointed for them. However, we continue to engage our legal team in managing a full slate of legal options in this fight and we will now buckle down to ready for our next step, a return to Superior court on September 13 and 14.” More >>>
The Speak Up for Greenspace presentation hosted by the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition and KNBA, sent a strong message that the tech business park must protect green space to keep its competitive edge. “Do not screw this up.” Was the mantra of the evening, spoken repeatedly by legendary tech entrepreneur Terry Matthews and later echoed by others during a 90-minute presentation Tuesday at the Hub350 RBCx Finance Quarter to emphasize the importance of keeping developers away from the Kanata Golf and Country Club. More >>>
Curry Motion asks Ontario to Provide Ottawa with the Level of Support Provided to Oakville in Resolving the Unwanted Clublink Glen Abbey Development
The KGPC wants to thank Mayor Watson, Councillor Cathy Curry and full Council for unanimously passing a motion asking the Government of Ontario to provide the City of Ottawa on behalf of our Kanata community the level of support provided to the Oakville community in resolving the unwanted ClubLink – Glen Abbey development proposal in 2021. More >>
Kanata Lakes and Beaverbrook residents want answers following these latest setbacks for preserving Kanata’s greenspace. More>>>
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is taking ClubLink Corporation to court, to stop the destruction of 175 acres of green and open space in the heart of the Kanata Lakes and Beaverbrook neighbourhoods. More >>>
We have posted the complete proceedings of our virtual Townhall on February 23rd. There was a lot of valuable information regarding our fight with ClubLink. Full details here >>>
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is deeply disappointed and frustrated by today’s decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal. However, our resolve remains steadfast to continue to defend our 175 acres of green and open space. KGPC Chair Barbara Ramsay, “we won’t stop until the green heart of Kanata (the Kanata Lakes Golf Club lands and Trillium Woods) is finally safe. We knew this was going to be a long haul and we aren’t giving up. It’s truly disappointing that Clublink Corporation and local developers Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes continue to push this destructive plan. We’ll continue to pursue all avenues to stop them." Read More
The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is overjoyed by Ontario Superior Court Justice Marc Labrosse’s decision to uphold the 40% Agreement. His decision states, “The 1981 Agreement continues to be a valid and binding contract and ss. 5(4) and 9 are not void as contrary to the rule against perpetuities.” As well, he concludes that should the land be turned over to the City of Ottawa at some point, it can be used for park and recreational purposes beyond a golf course. More >>>
On the Kanatapossibilities web site there is a process which ClubLink has prepared which misrepresents the facts.
Your message was received loud and clear on Tuesday night at the KGPC Town Hall. We’re in it to win it. We’re in it ‘til the end. We are the top story with CTV news.Continue reading
Come out to the Town Hall and get the latest on our legal battle to STOP CLUBLINK/Minto/Richcraft. It’s critical we show that OUR community is still firmly opposed to ClubLink’s development plans. Now is the time to show up and be heard!
We need to fill the room at our Town Hall to show that OUR community is still firmly opposed to ClubLink’s development plans. And we will have updates for you on the next steps of our legal battle. Mayor Mark Sutcliffe and Coun. Cathy Curry will be there to discuss the City’s strategy. Continue reading
The City has doubled down on its commitment to fight the proposed ClubLink/Minto/Richcraft development with a decision to appeal the recent Labrosse decision on the 40% Agreement (40PA). We are pleased.
The KGPC is very pleased to report that City legal staff are recommending to City Council an appeal of the October 13, 2023 Labrosse decision on the 40% Agreement (40PA). Due to the budget implications of this additional legal action, consideration and approval by City Council will be required. Continue reading
Everyone heard it at The Marshes at Chip In for Greenspace! Mayor Mark Sutcliffe stopped by before dinner and spent some time with our crowd. He popped up to the stage and reaffirmed the City’s commitment to our fight to SAVE KANATA’s GREENSPACE and his support for the KGPC.
The Mayor said, “Support the KGPC. A deal is a deal. If they do it here they can do it anywhere.”
It is with great sadness that I’m writing to let you know that Mike Sheppard, beloved husband of KGPC Chair Barbara Ramsay, passed away peacefully on January 18th. On behalf of the KGPC Board, I want to extend our deepest sympathy to Barbara and family. May your happy memories of a life well lived give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.
Many of these first-elected members of Council have expressed a high level of interest in the environment (some specifically on trees and greenspace) and we hope it develops into a Council focused on forward-leaning decisions on the City’s approach to climate change resilience and sustainability, and our issue too.Continue reading