This petition asks the federal government to protect:
WHEREAS – Ojibway Shores is 33 acre parcel of land, an ecological treasure hosting rare flora, fauna and countless species-at-risk and is owned by the federal government and overseen by the Windsor Port Authority.
WHEREAS – The Port Authority wants $12 Million from the Community Benefit Fund meant to offset border impacts in neighbourhoods like Sandwich Towne in exchange for a 30 year lease of Ojibway Shores.
WHEREAS – The Community Benefit Fund should be used for the betterment of the community, including mitigation of construction impacts, community services for homelessness, jobs and training, education and health services, and long-term aesthetic maintenance of the area.
WHEREAS – The Federal Government owns the property and can execute a transfer from the Port Authority to Environment Canada whose mandate to conserve Canada’s natural heritage and is resourced to protect, preserve, and conduct appropriate research activity on environmentally crucial land.
THEREFORE, we the undersigned call on the Transport Minister to immediately transfer Ojibway Shores to Environment Canada for its long-term protection.
Download, Print and Sign: PETITION OJIBWAY SHORES
When you have completed it,please send back (postage free) to: Brian Masse MP (Windsor West), House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6