Ontariois taking action to protect Scarborough-Guildwood from invasive species through prevention, early detection, rapid response and eradication of invasive species in the province.
Ontariohas re-introduced the Invasive Species Act, 2014 which, if passed, will protect the province’s natural environment from invasive species and the significant social, environmental and economic costs they pose for Ontarians.
The act, if passed, would:
Preventing the spread of invasive species supports the government's economic plan forOntario. The four part plan is buildingOntarioup by investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
“Invasive species have already caused significant damage here in Scarborough-Guildwood, and continue to be a growing threat to the rest of the province. The Emerald Ash Borer has greatly impacted residents of our community. The proposed Invasive Species Act would provide increased action and oversight to help control and prevent the spread of harmful plant and animal species in inOntario.”
— Mitzie Hunter, MPP (Scarborough-Guildwood)
“Invasive species pose a significant risk to our natural environment and our economy. This legislation would makeOntarioa national leader in invasive species prevention and management. Working with our key partners, our proposed Invasive Species Act will serve as a critical tool in our collective fight against the growing threat of invasive species inOntario.”
— Bill Mauro, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Constituency Office of Mitzie Hunter, MPP
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