Protection for Gatineau Park

0
110

With the parliamentary session looming on the horizon, I wish to reiterate the Liberal Party of Canada’s policy on         protecting Gatineau Park.

With the parliamentary session looming on the horizon, I wish to reiterate the Liberal Party of Canada’s policy on         protecting Gatineau Park.
Our approach to safeguarding this priceless natural asset is simple: 1) we want boundaries clearly set in law; 2) we believe conservation should be a priority of park management; and 3) we agree with all Gatineau Park Master Plans written since 1952 that the federal government should acquire private park lands as they come up for sale.
Last March and April, MPs David McGuinty and Stéphane Dion, expressed this position in the House of Commons, along with their insistence the National Capital Commission be given a right of first refusal on all property sales inside the park.
On March 16 and 17, the Pontiac and Hull-Aylmer Liberal riding associations adopted resolutions supporting the efforts of Liberal Members of Parliament and their three-point plan for the park, in the belief our position is fair and sensible, since it balances the need for protecting the park’s ecology and the right of park          residents to continue living there.
Jean-Paul Murray
Director, Liberal Party of Canada
Pontiac Riding Association