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Jennifer Innis: Trca and Conservation Authorities

jennifer innis: Jennifer Innis, a Caledon regional councillor, says that under her leadership, the TRCA board will continue to advocate to protect and restore our watersheds, according to Toronto Star. Bryon Johnson / Metroland file photo The lobbying happened as the development industry told Premier Doug Ford's government that its coming housing supply action plan should end mandate creep overstepping authority and stifling homebuilding by TRCA and Ontario's 35 other conservation authorities. The agency, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority TRCA helps protect the Green Belt, Oak Ridges Moraine and valleys of the Humber, Don and Rouge rivers from flooding, erosion, development that could harm water quality and flow toward Lake Ontario, and other threats. Ford was captured on tape during the 2018 election campaign promising developers he would open a big chunk of the Green Belt to development but later vowed to safeguard the protected land. After a backlash the Ford government promised to drop that section. More recently critics said part of Bill 66 introduced in December would allow municipalities to open the Green Belt. ( As reported in the news.