Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Region must stand up to Province
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 20 Oct 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, We see what global warming is doing and it's not a pretty picture, yet we continue to add to this destructive effect by allowing uncontrolled growth. It's akin to selling tickets for the Titanic after she hit the iceberg. We are just being plain foolish by doing what we are doing to ourselves for we most certainly know what the effects will be. Increased growth equals more homes, more cars and thus more pollution that leads to increased global warming, it's that simple. What we are doing will not only be felt in our time, it will be the legacy we leave our children. Halton Region is now going through the initial stages of preparing to develop a "Durable Halton Plan" which they say is building our future. What a future! They say that we will have to double the population of Halton. This kind of growth will clearly lead to the type of development that will gobble up farmland, drain greenspace, and pollute our badly needed water sources. With double our current population we'll have more highways and many more cars on our roads that will double our pollution levels which will rapidly increase the destructive effects of global warming. Growth equals increased global warming. Halton says it's the Province that's forcing them to do this. If this is the case, we then need to stand together and clearly say: enough is enough, we will not allow this type of selfinflicted destructive growth to happen in Halton. In this regard, our regional council need to loudly represent those that elected them and to not just do the bidding of the provincial government, they must stand for what is right for the citizens, the wildlife and the environment of Halton. Bob Beyette, Campbellville

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Letters to the editor...Region must stand up to Province