MPPs, conservation authority calling against development of Duffin’s Creek wetlands

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Queen’s Park continues to come under fire from activists and conservation officials over their development plans for the Duffins Creek wetlands.

Part of the ‘Durham Live’ project is set to be built on the wetlands. While touted by leaders in Pickering as a way to attract thousands of jobs to the area, its impact on local ecosystems has been questioned by Ajax council and environmental groups.

On Saturday, a protest in Pickering was attended by Oshawa MPP Jennifer French and Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner. Both have spoken against the project.

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has also objected to moves made by the province.

A March 4 regulation – attributed to Natural Resources Minister John Yakabuski – orders the TRCA to issue a permit for the development by March 12.

The TRCA has denounced the order.

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