Peer Review of Greer’s Application

In November 2019, I filed a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act to receive a copy of the following records: Records pertaining to the Peer Review of Mr. Paul Greer’s Application for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment, further to his application for a license to operate a pit […]

Holding Court is a monument to cultural genocide

In 2010, a small group in Prince Edward County conceived The Macdonald Project to celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald’s birth, in 2015. The Project’s centrepiece was Holding Court – a bronze statue commemorating the nineteen year old Macdonald’s first trial before a judge and jury in the Picton Courthouse in […]

CSGW Presentation to SCGG – 20191121

STANDING COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT Thursday 21 November 2019 Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019. Citizens for Safe Ground Water The Chair (Ms. Goldie Ghamari): Before we call our final presenter, I just want to thank all members for their co-operation today and for maintaining decorum. We have one more presenter ready to go, […]

CAMQ Presentation to SCGG – 20191122

STANDING COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT Friday 22 November 2019 Citizens Against Melrose Quarry The committee met at 0900 in the Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront, Peterborough. Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019 Consideration of the following bill: Bill 132, An Act to reduce burdens on people and businesses by enacting, amending and repealing various Acts […]

Bill 132 & the Aggregate Resources Act

We begin with information contained within the Notice of Proposed amendments to the Aggregate Resources Act. Proposal summary Changes are proposed to the Aggregate Resources Act to reduce burdens for business while maintaining strong protection for the environment and managing impacts to communities. Proposal details Aggregate Resources Act The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is […]

A friend drew our attention to an online article about proposed changes to the Aggregate Resources Act in Ontario that will have major implications for Prince Edward County – including the municipality’s recent approval of amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws to make way for the licensing of a new pit on Ridge […]

T&R Resources

There are many excellent “one-off” contributions to the study and understanding of issues related to truth and reconciliation. Here we link to current, sustained treatments of truth and reconciliation in the popular and academic press. Canada’s History Canada’s History asked several prominent historians and authors to weigh Macdonald’s achievements against his failures and to explore […]

I Am Your People, We Are Our People – Dr. Niigan Sinclair

On November 12, 2019, Dr. Niiganwewidam Sinclair spoke to a gathering at St. Mary Magdalene United Church in Picton, Ontario on “The Memorialization of Sir John A. Macdonald.” Dr. Sinclair spoke for about an hour and answered questions from the audience for another half hour. Dr. Sinclair has kindly agreed to our publishing and transcribing […]