Bill 23 And The Negative Impacts to Our Health
Press Conference Nov 28, 10:00 am
Representatives from a broad diversity of Ontarians will be holding a media conference on Monday, November 28th at 10:00 am. The speakers will be expressing their opposition to Bill 23, the province’s so-called “More Homes Built Faster” act.
Statements will be given by the following:
Chief Kelly LaRocca, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (Written statement to be presented by the moderator)
Dr. Mili Roy, Chair, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Ontario Chapter
Alejandra Ruiz Vargas, ACORN Toronto
Steve Parish, Former Mayor, Town of Ajax
Read the responses to Bill 23 by
Ontario Climate Emergency Coalition
"Bill 23 has not been developed with a climate lens in mind. Developing housing on the
Greenbelt will result in loss of carbon sinks in wetlands, forest, and farmland. New homes should meet a higher building standard and should be heated and cooled without fossil fuels. Such homes are no more expensive to build, more comfortable to live in and less expensive to operate." read more
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment Ontario Regional Committee
"Bill 23 is not in the interest of Ontario or Ontarians. It contains the potential to unleash incalculable health harms starting immediately and to be entrenched for generations to come...." read more
The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)
"Housing is a critical determinant of health – yet in Ontario, we have a crisis with a lack of affordable options and increasing homelessness....The consequences of climate inaction have been clearly laid out in evidence.." read more
Grassroots organizers from all across Ontario are holding rallies at MPPs' offices to say #HandsOffTheGreenbelt and #StopBill23 Visit Environmental Defenses website to learn more.
Water Watchers is a good resource to learn more about various actions you can take as a person or an organization. Visit their website
To learn more about Bill 23, how to take action yourself, and what actions other groups are taking across the province visit this crowdsourced page www.againstbill23.com
Stay up to date on emerging information about Bill 23 by following us on Twitter @ocecampaign
Ontario 2022 Municipal Climate Action Pledge
Municipal Election Voter Pledge Campaigns across Ontario
Environmental Defence Policy Commitments:
Ontario June 2022 Election Candidates Contact Lists
Contact information for all party candidates as currently available is found here
Please use to direct your communications for OCEC Toolkits
(Updates will be posted as they become available)
Wikipedia list of Candidates of the 2022 Ontario General Election is found here
Candidate lists by Party in alphabetical order:
Responses to the OCEC Provincial Action Plan
These are the summarized responses in Table form of the main political parties in Ontario (listed in alphabetical order) when asked to comment on their support for the OCEC Climate Action Plan. Links to each Party policy platform where publicly available are found at the bottom of the Table.
These are the full text responses of the main political parties in Ontario (listed in alphabetical order) when asked to comment on their support for the OCEC Climate Action Plan.
Green Party of Ontario
New Democratic Party of Ontario
Progressive Conservatives of Ontario
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Environment and Health
Impacts & Adaptation in Ontario: Human Health
An overview by the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources on the risks of climate change on human health in Ontario, broken down into Air Quality, Food and Water Quality, Vector-Borne Disease, and Natural Hazards.
Ontario Climate Change and Health Modelling Study
A study conducted by the Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change and the University of Toronto Climate Lab to assess the potential impacts of climate change on human health and forecast key health risks across Ontario.