I have demonstrated this commitment by authoring and bringing forward the following motion on February 24th, 2021, which passed and states as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. C-2021-0051

Moved By Councillor Neeson

“That the Council of the Town of Georgina requests that the Province of Ontario revise the Phosphorus Reduction Strategy to create a time bound plan and the associated budgets to achieve the 55% phosphorus pollution reduction to no more than 44 tonnes per year as soon as possible.”


“That the Town Clerk forward a copy of Report No. DS-2021-022 and Council’s resolution to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Region of York, the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, all other Lake Simcoe watershed municipalities, all MPP’s of Lake Simcoe watershed municipalities, the Premier of Ontario, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the leaders of the Progressive Conservative, Liberal and NDP parties”.

Similarly, I co-lead a broad coalition of concerned members of the watershed community, environmental groups and members of Council to bring the federal and provincial governments together to fund Lake Simcoe’s first Phosphorus Recycling Plant – to be located in the Holland Marsh and operated by York Region.

I believe I have the experience, skill and legitimacy to continue to this consensus based approach to make real gains for Lake Simcoe, Georgina and the broader watershed community.

Sincere thanks to Lake Simcoe Watch and its allied agencies for your advocacy, dedication and sacrifice for the work that you do. I look forward to our continued work together in the months and years ahead.

-Dave Neeson