Ramsey dispels landowners’ fears

Posted: May 14, 2007 in Deseronto, Land claims

Editorial – I would like to clear up some misconceptions about how our proposed Species at Risk legislation will impact Ontario landowners and farmers. the proposed legislation will not ‘handcuff’ landowners and farmers and make it difficult for them to use their land. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our goal with this legislation is not to penalize people; instead we want to work with them and provide incentives to protect species at risk and protect essential habitat and green space. Please remember that there were only eight convictions since 1993 under the current legislation.

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