Greenbelt Council, environmental advocates urge Ford government to reconsider highway plans - 2020-08-20

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F99.png Greenbelt Council, environmental advocates urge Ford government to reconsider highway plans August 20, 2020, Emma McIntosh, National Observer

A provincial advisory group and environmental advocates are urging the Ford government to reconsider plans to expedite a new Greater Toronto Area highway that could cut through the Greenbelt.

The idea for a highway through the region's West Corridor was floated, then killed, by the previous Liberal government and revived under the Progressive Conservatives. The government announced its preferred route for the highway on Aug. 7, and has proposed to fast-track the project's environmental assessment.

The Greenbelt Council, a government-appointed expert panel, said it would be "ill-advised" for the government to speed up the project, chair David Crombie wrote in an Aug. 18 letter to Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark, pointing to "significant stakeholder concerns."

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{{cite news | first = Emma | last = McIntosh | title = Greenbelt Council, environmental advocates urge Ford government to reconsider highway plans | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/08/20/news/greenbelt-council-environmental-advocates-urge-ford-government-reconsider-highway | work = National Observer | date = August 20, 2020 | accessdate = August 21, 2020 }}