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Karl Nerenberg | Like most northern Canadian resource towns Fort McMurray was built on the suburban sprawl model. There was no coherent urban plan to foster community, and inadequate transport in and out of town.
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David Suzuki | Environmentalists have joined farmers and local food advocates to urge Ontario's government to strengthen regulatory protection for the greenbelt and to expand it.
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A proposal for a redundant airport threatens to pave over Greenbelt land
Tim Gray | New study maps out major threats to Ontario's Greenbelt including proposals for an unnecessary airport and mega-highways
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Plans for mega-highways are threatening Ontario's Greenbelt
Susan Swail | New study outlines threats to Ontario's Greenbelt: Greenbelt lands at risk of being paved over and contaminated.
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Lynne Fernandez | Winnipeg's long tax freeze is responsible for our inability to cope with our crumbling infrastructure, and this tax-increase aversion is in stark contrast to other Canadian cities.
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Niagara wetlands
John Bacher | 500 acres of prime grape-growing land, Carolinian forests and extensive wetlands are vulnerable to urban sprawl inside the "Black Belt" of the Niagara escarpment.
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David Suzuki | Cities need room to grow, but city dwellers need food to eat as well. Paving over farmland for urban sprawl is not the way to go.
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Jim Stanford | The condo boom is gobbling up land almost as fast as it sucks up mortgage debt. Important tracts of urban space have been drawn into the vortex of real estate speculation.
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David Suzuki | With the federal government's Bill C-38 and Ontario's Bill 55, environmental protection is endangered.