Ontario election: Doug Ford’s poor record on the environment and climate change
The government’s environmental credentials, notably its recent investments in “greening” the steel sector and in electric vehicle manufacturing, have figured prominently in Premier Doug Ford government’s advertising campaigns prior to the election.
This focus comes as something of a surprise to those familiar with the Ford government’s record on environmental issues, which has moved the province’s approach to environmental problems backwards by half a century or more. Article by Mark Winfield, York University
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 >>>
This is a release from the City of Ottawa, sent on behalf of David White, City Solicitor to the Mayor and Members of Council, in which he discusses the Superior Court ruling with respect to the validity of certain provisions of the “40% Percent Agreement” in respect of the Kanata Lakes Golf and Country Club. Read more
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
On Tuesday, November 2 we will be at the Brookstreet Hotel for our Fall for Greenspace event. You’ll be served a 3 course feast prepared by Chef Lyness and his team while toe-tapping to the live music of Ottawa’s pop power duo Beats ’n Keys along with a few surprises. Tickets are available online.
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.
ClubLink surprised us and sent their Notice of Appeal out late Friday afternoon and managed to leave the KGPC off the mailing list in their process. Some sort of error they said. Continue reading
Your hundreds of expressions of happiness and gratitude as a result of the 40% Agreement win on Friday have flooded the inbox. It is clear that you appreciate the thousands of hours of volunteer work of the Coalition members. They don’t often take a bow and so I thought today we would give them all the shoutout they deserve.Continue reading
Justice Labrosse released his 45 page decision today on the validity of the 40 Percent Agreement and in doing so scuttled the ClubLink, Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes plan to redevelop our greenspace with 1544 homes. He wrote, “The 1981 Agreement continues to be a valid and binding contract.” You can read it all for yourself Continue reading
We need some FUN! Groundhog Day is just around the corner on February 2 … and so we will have an Un-dinner and a movie. Continue reading
The Coalition and the parties heard from Justice Labrosse yesterday. He confirmed that he had reviewed the written submission of the Coalition regarding the admission of the 1987 Concept Plan into evidence and said he was not persuaded that its admission into evidence was necessary. He did confirm that he will provide his reasons with his decision on the 40PA which he will now proceed to finalize.
The Coalition and our legal team continue to feel confident.Continue reading
We want to assure you that we will continue to listen to our experts’ opinions and implement their strategies, believing that this will give our community the best chance to win each battle in this war against ClubLink. Here are the facts. Continue reading
The Planning staff recommendation to decline the ClubLink applications is heading to Planning Committee this Thursday. If you want to follow the meeting live, you can do so at Ottawa City Council You Tube channel. The meeting begins at 9:30am. Continue reading
We, along with our lawyer Sylvain Rouleau, were very pleased with Friday’s meeting and its outcomes. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) member assigned to the CMC was Rick Makuch who is Ottawa based. The virtual call lasted about an hour and was without major issue.Continue reading