S. Henry on February 20, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Yes, I support the recommendation to develop a plan. It is imperative to our long term enjoyment and sustainability of the area.


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Yes, I support the actions to reduce phosphorus pollution


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

Yes. However, I would like to clarify that this should be for new developments and should not penalize homeowners who want to make changes to their properties. To build a new garage in the county, the permit fees are already outrageous. Can the impact of the amendments be further explained.


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

More detail is required in terms of the types of developments from which this funding would come.
I believe there should also be federal grant possibilities given the climate plan. Excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the environment cause diverse environmental effects - many of which directly affect human health and welfare. Beyond the effects on climate, these include air pollution, acid rain, marine and freshwater eutrophication, biodiversity loss, and the stimulation of some invasive species. Freshwater eutrophication carries a multibillion-dollar price tag. Some estimates suggest that safe planetary levels of nitrogen and phosphorus have already been exceeded, with long-term consequences for humanity.



Barbara Heidenreich on February 19, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT, I don't think we need ANOTHER "Plan" ....we need to ACT!


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

YES!!!!


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

of course!!....but dream along...we all know the conservative government, whether provincial or municipal) is in the pockets of the developers


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

I grew up on the shores of Cook's Bay at DeGrassi Point and as a child we drank the water from the lake...in May, the May flies (a sign of water purity) covered the lake and shore in their millions...I haven't seen a May fly for the past 50 years. We canoed and we sailed everywhere.....now I refuse to swim in the lake as it is a cesspool and you can't have a conversation outside because of the noise of jet-boats. In my lifetime we have totally destroyed a precious ecosystem thanks to human greed and stupidity. STOP making 'Plans" and start doing something!!!!!



Ken Imrie on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Extremely informative and very well done! Absolutely agree with the 44 tones target! Lake Simcoe draws a number of tourists not only from within the country ,but, also outside. This is beautiful lake and a great asset to the province of Ontario!


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Absolutely support


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

Yes!


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

It is essential we protect this lake not only for it's beauty, but, also the major contibution it makes to sustain nature! Let's not forget the major financial benefit to all the townships, cities, and towns that surround the lake
. Perhaps the support of the fish and wildlife club could be obtained they certainly would have a concern and interest in protecting the lake?



John Barker (Retired R Us) on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Yes I would support it but only if proper authorities manged it. Not current authorities!


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Yes


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

In Georgina we are using the development fees to build a MURC oh joy vs bringing water and sewers to the rest of Georgina which would reduce the load from bad septics.


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

LSRCA should have their wrists slapped for issuing permits which cause more loads into the lake and when notified they have excuse after another vs rectifying!



Cynthia Sanderson on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Yes and the sooner the better.


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Yes.


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

Yes.


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.


john bartosik on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

yes


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

additional water trucks on developing residential lots...putting fines in place where preventable discharge of soil and silt into the storm sewers andnatural waterways. Educational and necessary certification to engineers, developers, planners and such in ways to prevent and implement proper procedures and practices during the development stages of natural lands slated for development of commercial, and residential lands.


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

yes


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.


Anonymous on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Yes


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Yes


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

Yes


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.


Anonymous on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Yes. Even earlier would be nicer.


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Yes


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

Yes


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

In most studies and reports regarding environmental issues, I've noticed in the past that governments are given too much time, too much leeway, when it comes to fixing or effectively handling a problem. After the dust has settled they always end up falling short of deadlines and amounts anyway. So my advice...START BIGGER, START FASTER, START BETTER, DEMAND MORE than you would normally, then after the dust settles you will end up with what you want and accept.



Anonymous on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Yes I support the plan to reduce this number and more.


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Yes I support the plan


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

Development charges need to be levied. I think of (Black) Friday Harbour. Do you know the Harbour does not pay school taxes or other taxes because it qualifies as a resort community. This is not fair. There are many wealthy people that seem to not pay their share of taxes. Slow down shore development. The developers seem to avoid paying taxes. This is not fair. Do not allow special designations for developments like Friday Harbour.


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.


Donna Deneault (n/a) on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

I approve a clean up plan by the government as soon as possible for the phosphorus pollution.


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Yes, I support your actions to reduce the phosphorus pollution.


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

If that is the option that makes most sense, then yes. However, I don't know if there are other options. ?


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

I want to say that developments like Friday Harbour should never, ever have been approved. It is my understanding from several of the marinas on Lake Simcoe, that the Friday Harbour group "diverted" the natural current of the lake. This sound very bad, if it is true.

Thank you for all that you are doing to save this most beautiful lake.



Anonymous on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Wait until the CONservative government is turfed


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

You may as well forget about ANY support for any projects or concerns while the CONservatives/ Fraud Nation are holding Ontario hostage



Anonymous on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Yes develope a better plan then out lined. 2023


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

No it is a constant up hill battle because there is far to many high volume pumping wells (PTTW) surrounding the Lake. They add more yearly. They will continue to load the Lake. As they have done for decades. Some folks are missing the signs of loss of wet lands, aquatic habitats in water tributaries we already face from overburdening aquifers. No secret the levels are dropping world wide because to much taking from the bank account is occurring when no new deposits are made. Land subsidence can not be be reversed. The compaction soils can no longer regenerate former recharge. The plan to revitalize a number of identified areas will not work well if the watersheds are constantly being depleted from over pumping. They need revoke many of these permits to reduce the what they are discharging back to the Lake. They need to take stock of and map out all aquifers. They need to start monitoring actual levels. Not what goes on these days pumping ridiculous amounts of the watershed during droughts with out a care in the world.


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

No- industries using high volumes of surface and ground waters for profiting for decade's should indeed pay a share of the clean up costs. Since they will continue to load the Lake.


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.


Domenic Filippone on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Absolutely in support


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Absolutely in support


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

Yes


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

I am a resident living on Canal Road right on the Holland Marsh. That being said I live on 2.5 acres, and rent out my muck land to a farmer. My biggest concern and beer is that there are no incentives for the land owner to create native plant windbreaks, followed by my most important concern. What type of chemical weed killers are these farmers applying to the land. I do not, nor, have I EVER seen any Ministry of Agriculture staff around to inspect what they are spraying on the land. I will be asking my tenant farmer and would love to see a blitz as to what is being sprayed. I also want to see more native plant species planted along the whole stretch of the Canal both soouth and north sides.



Peter (Crystal lake Cottager's Association) on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

\Yes, I support any attempt to reduce it......
ow that it is known to me, and others ?


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

I'm still not clearly informed as to what the proposed actions are proposed, but have ideas of my own, as follows:
Is it possible to "shock The System" to bring back to where we should have been at this stage and Time ?
If so.....Let's do it , and move forward on a more gradual basis to meet 2026 goals and objectives ?
Now that we are free of the Liberal Gov tin Ontario......LET'S MOVE FORWARD !!


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

YES, I agree with this suggestion and Proposal.
To recover some of charges, Increase in Boater Licences traveling this area, Slight increase to Property Taxes in the area, Increase in taxes to Municipalities , townships , and Towns that would benefit from a cleaned up surroundings . Increased charges at Boat Launch Facilities.


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

Please let's not screw around.....let's just get the NECESSARY JOB DONE before i's too late to recover from .
Regards, Peter Nind



Paul Jolie on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

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2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

I live in Newmarket which is equal distant between lakes Simcoe and Ontario. As a recreational cyclist I love going south where I can bike from Oshawa to Oakville and enjoy the view of Lake Ontario for 95% of my ride. This provides me with an appreciation of the beauty and concern for the health of the lake. Contrast this with a ride around Lake Simcoe where 95% of the view is private residences / cottages blocking all views of the lake. Consequently my concern for the health of the lake is clouded by my inability to actually see the lake. If you want residents living in the Lake Simcoe watershed to get concerned about its health then you should provide more opportunity (shoreline) for us to enjoy. As it stands the York Region section of the lake is a personal playground of shoreline property owners and boaters.


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

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4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

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Anonymous on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

support a provincial plan to include developers, municipalities, farmers


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

yes


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

yes but should be shared costs


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.


Anonymous on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Yes by 2026


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Yes


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

Yes


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.


Marg Gurr (StoneSong Studio) on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

I supported the 2008 recommendations and would like a more inclusive explanation as to why this didn't get off the ground.


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Yes


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

You haven't provided enough information to make an informed decision. I would want to know what's worked in other communities, whether forecasts are a consideration in budgeting, and how we can avoid getting so far behind the curve in the first place. Ignorance is not bliss, but acts as a convenient excuse for the smaller players (individuals and families) to simply ignore the whole issue. Get serious about the purpose of the laws and the enforcement, recognize that the chief offenders should be the chief contributors to the financial burden of clean-up and start taking this as seriously as those of us who make this effort personally every single day. Stop spending money on consultants and surveys and get to the doing part of the mess.


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

Stop dumping harmful agents into the lake. You guys plough, pick up and dump. What did you expect would happen. This isn't rocket science.
Road salt (aka sodium chloride) is 40 percent sodium, 60 percent chloride, and a smattering of other components: ferrocyanide (often used as anti-caking agent), phosphorus, and iron. ... Road salt and its unnatural additives are making their way into our natural environment.



Konrad Brenner on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

yes


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

yes


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

No ! The present legislation permits essentially recovery of cost associated with the new development, and that is all new owners should pay. Correcting things created in the past should be levied on the entire tax base.


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.


Texas Constantine on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Yes.


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Yes.


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

Yes.


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.


Ken Davis on February 18, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Yes I support the reduction in pollution by 44 tonnes per year by 2026


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

I support any action that will contribute to the solution


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

I don't believe 100% of the costs should be applied to development charges however new development should bear a significant percentage of the costs with the balance coming from a strategic fund raising strategy which remains to be developed.


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.


Frank Wice on February 16, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

Absolutely if we don’t fix it at this time when the h##l are we going to fix it. It’s not fair to leave it for our grandchildren to fix


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

Again keep up the good work


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

We all need to pay our share not just the new people moving into our area


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.


Anonymous on February 16, 2020

1. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s recommendation that the Government of Ontario should develop a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2026? If no, do you support the achievement of the 44 tonne per year target by a later date? If yes, please specify the date.

I agree that something needs to be done, however, I do not believe that it is the sole responsibility of the G of O to develop and implement a plan. Other agencies and governments also need to be involved. For example:
The Federal Government has a huge stake in agricultural industry, particularly, overseeing treaties and agreements that benefit Canada as a whole. That said, however, they should be involved in the crop management ideas put forward in the paper, perhaps even leading the efforts in this regard. I’m sure many other water resources throughout the country would benefit as well as Lake Simcoe.
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority also needs to share their knowledge and experiences to help pull a plan together. In all likelihood they would be partly responsible for ensuring the proposals are met, through the issuance of permits and monitoring the implementation.
Local governments would have a stake, since the Feds and Ontario would download the cost and implementation efforts. I don’t believe this should happen, however, it is the reality of the current government system. Local government involvement then increases local taxpayer dollars and they take the brunt of the impact.
The farming community is obviously going to be the primary target for impact. The help they will require will be in education and finance. I believe this should be a Federal initiative since it would reap benefits across all the country’s water resources.


2. Do you support Lake Simcoe Watch’s proposed actions to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline alternative actions that you believe should be taken to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution?

I think that groups like Lake Simcoe Watch have a role, however plans and implementation efforts are surely a government responsibility.
LSW carries no authority to create, implement or enforce any legally binding strategies thus should refrain from trying to do so. Instead, their efforts should be in assisting in the funding of these important projects; on focusing on how to implement the projects, not just saying this is what needs to be done; working with municipalities and governments, not just pointing out their shortcomings.


3. Do you agree that the Development Charges Act should be amended to permit the Government of Ontario and Lake Simcoe municipalities to levy development charges to recover 100% of their costs of reducing Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution? If no, please explain why not and outline how you believe the pollution reduction measures should be paid for.

No.
Development Charges are in place to pay for the provision of necessary infrastructure to accommodate growth, not schemes to prevent pollution.
Like the successful recycling programs now in place, education of the public in how to reduce phosphorus pollution is key. Perhaps instead of LSW producing an expensive report, they could have used the funds to create a swale planting, or help a few people who can’t afford to connect their septic system to the municipal sewer system.


4. Please provide any other comments about Lake Simcoe Watch’s report: Cleaning Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Paper.

It is a good report and informative. But efforts need to be put into being part of the solution, not just reporting on the problem.