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Great Lakes Protection/Clean Up

Since the Great Lakes Region is the third largest economic region in the world, and since the Great Lakes have serious nutrient related threats(including blue-green algae in Lake Erie), the Province of Ontario should establish a priority environmental/resource management policy related to clean up and enhancement of the Great Lakes(which make up 20% of the world's fresh water and provides drinking water for approximately 90% of Ontarians) . The Provincial/Federal governments, with support from IJC clearly recognize the problems and significant benefits of a watershed management program relative to future health of the Great Lakes. A clear policy and related properly funded implementation program (similar to US Great Lakes Clean-Up Fund) would benefit 90% of Ontarians from human health, ecological and economic perspective.

Submitted by kennethjschmidt 6 months ago

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    Kenneth, do you envision something more specific or different from the current Great Lakes strategy? http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@ene/@resources/documents/resource/stdprod_101827.pdf

    5 months ago
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  2. there should also be put in place a ban on the siphoning off of the fresh water from the great lakes by Nestle or other corporations, or forgeign governments (you know who I mean).

    6 months ago
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  3. anyone looking at this should also consider voting against the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump

    http://commonground.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Stop-the-Great-Lakes-nuclear-dump!/16698-25935?submitted=1

    6 months ago
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  4. To add, there is a York/Durham Region sewage line proposal that will destroy the waterfront

    6 months ago
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  5. We treat the largest volume of fresh water in the world like our own toilet topped with sprinklings of tritium. I am sure the rest of the world that has no water respects us for that. We as a people dont care. I was going through the sampling data collected as part of our watershed management plan and all samples collected were well in excess of all indicted standards for chemicals like chloride and cadmium. The author compared this info to samples from 1981 and concluded there was no problem. The government regs require percentages of riparian, wetland, and low impervious surfaces which our watersheds are nowhere close to the advised limits. Instead of even attempting to fix the problem the author suggests building a large structure on one of the last surviving wetlands, on a floodplain, with a large parking lot. The report figures that running an unnecessary road through our last remaining conservation area, likely without a proper riparian zone, so more houses can be built, is a great idea... These creeks flow into lake Ontario.

    5 months ago
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