Bradford Bypass E- Petition

I am making this post to request that you sign the federal e-petition calling upon the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to designate the Bradford Bypass project for a full federal impact assessment through the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada. I want this assessment to be done for two reason:  the negative impact is high and there is total failure to analyse the latter. The project is moving forward based on a 1997 environmental assessment and in fall 2021 a new regulation exempts the project from the environmental assessment act and therefore no further study will be done on the impacts and mediation measures. Here is map of the proposed bypass. Here is link for signing the petition.

Environmental Impact

  • The highway will remove significant ecosystems including 9.5 ha of wetland, 39 ha of wildlife habitat and 22.1 hectares of high quality woodlands.
  • There are 11 species at risk along the route and an Ontario regulation weakens protections for some of these species.
  • Above mentioned regulation exempts the project from the EAA and therefore no further study will be done on the impacts to and mediation measures for species at risk, Lake Simcoe, climate and public health.

Cultural impact

2 Responses to “ “Bradford Bypass E- Petition”

  1. Nancy Hopkinson says:

    “in fall 2022 a new regulation exempts the project from the environmental assessment act”… did you really mean fall 2021?

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