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?
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!!!!!