“I support amending the Rouge National Urban Park Act and management plan to ensure timely implementation of the main ecological corridor, and to implement science-based federal recommendations for wetland, grassland, forest, and watershed conservation.”

“What is most important is that this park protects ecological integrity and provides GTA residents with the maximum benefits associated with parklands:

  • protection of wildlife and biodiversity;
  • flood mitigation and carbon sequestration;
  • containment and buffering of urban sprawl; and
  • greater opportunities for outdoor recreation and education.

“This means making the restoration and maintenance of ecological integrity the top priority in managing the Park.

I support expanding Rouge Park to include surrounding park lands in the Scarborough, Markham, and Pickering regions where feasible.  …  In principle, I do support making Rouge Park 100+km2″

“I am in favour of amending the Rouge National Urban Park Act to support and compliment [sic] the implementation of existing land use management and conservation plans undertaken by the province of Ontario.

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