Great Lakes Protection Act BILL 100
Comments submitted to:
Ministry of Environment
by Prince Edward County South Shore Conservancy
The Honourable Jim Bradley
Minister of the Environment
77 Wellesley Street West
11th Floor, Ferguson Block
August 7, 2012
Dear Minister Jim Bradley,
Re: Bill 100 comments to EBR 011-6461
The South Shore Conservancy greatly appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Ministry of Environment Bill 100 Great Lakes Act including the Great Lakes Strategy.
The Prince Edward County South Shore Conservancy is a volunteer organization committed to protecting the flora, fauna and habitats encompassed by the South Shore Important Bird Area (IBA) inside the south shore peninsula. The IBA includes species at risk, both breeding and migratory. The Conservancy was founded in 2001.
Bill 100 – PART I
PURPOSES AND INTERPRETATION
1. (1) The purposes of this Act are,
(a) to protect and restore the ecological health of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin; and
(b) to create opportunities for individuals and communities to become involved in the protection and restoration of the ecological health of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin.
2.The purposes set out …include the following:
1. To protect human health and wellbeing through the protection and restoration of the ecological health of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin.
2. To protect and restore wetlands and beaches and other coastal areas of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin. Page | 3
3. To protect and restore the natural habitats and bio-diversity of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin.
4. To advance science relating to existing and emerging stressors, such as climate change, that improves understanding and management of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin.
5. To enrich the quality of life in communities in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin through support of environmentally sustainable economic opportunities, innovation and environmentally sustainable use of natural resources.
The Conservancy wishes to address Part I, Section2, numbers 2, 3 and 4 of Bill 100 in this comment submission. Read the rest of this entry