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.