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The purpose of the Friends is to bring together those persons committed to the history, preservation, conservation, rehabilitation and continuing public use of the Auchmar Manor House, its associated buildings and cultural landscape.


SUBJECT: We Need Your Help to Protect Conservation Authorities – Oppose Bill 229, Schedule 6!

Dear Neighbour,
 
While all levels of government are working to keep Canadians safe during the pandemic, the Province has introduced Schedule 6 in the omnibus budget Bill 229, the Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act, which puts Ontario’s natural environment and the health and safety of its citizens at risk by drastically curtailing and changing the mandate of conservation authorities.
The DNA supports the motion recently passed by Hamilton City Council in opposition to Schedule 6 and many cities throughout Ontario.
 
It is not too late to add your voice to the growing opposition to Schedule 6 by:

  • Signing an online letter –
  • There are 3 organizations that offer this option:
  1. Ontario Nature – Conservation Authorities Under Fire
  2. Environmental Defence – Conservation Authorities Keep Our Environment Safe. Now the Ontario Government is Gutting Them
  3. David Suzuki Foundation – Help stop Ontario from bulldozing nature

    AND/OR

  1. Submitting a written statement to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs by Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. A detailed guide and template are provided at this link to assist you.  https://649a9c82-45d8-4f3baf077221c9518d45.filesusr.com/ugd/d3d34d_d46c1651dd8b4855a43b71c39b24edc1.pdf

Conservation authorities work with provincial agencies and municipalities to manage, restore, and protect natural and water resources. Using science-based evidence, they play critical roles in:

  • protecting and preserving our natural environment including the Greenbelt, Natural Heritage Systems, urban green spaces, watersheds, and wetlands
  • ensuring that development does not occur in or along flood plains, watersheds, wetlands, or Natural Heritage Systems
  • educating the public, especially youth, about our natural environment
  • creating a sustainable and climate resilient Ontario
  • preventing and managing the impacts of flooding and other natural hazards
  • ensuring access to safe drinking water

Thank you for your support,

The Durand Neighbourhood Association Board 



About Auchmar Manor House

In 1852, Isaac Buchanan bought 54 acres of land on the Hamilton Mountain. The property stretched from the mountain brow to Fennel Ave. He built a summer cottage which eventually became Buchanan’s Manor House & Estate.

The purpose of the Friends is to bring together those persons committed to the history, preservation, conservation, rehabilitation and continuing public use of the Auchmar Manor House, its associated buildings and cultural landscape.