There's an urgent need to envisage the bigger picture
Niagara task force
Nov 20, 2003 Patricia Nicholson, Dundas - The Hamilton Spectator
RE: 'Protect fruit land, panel says' (Nov. 14)
I can't help but comment on the irony of the Niagara Agricultural Task
Force's stand on protecting the region's tender fruit lands.
They recognize the significance of that specific agricultural area
to Canada, yet support the mid peninsula highway -- a project that would
devastate a United Nations World biosphere reserve (significant to the
world) as well as devastate a good majority of the remaining prime agriculture
land in Southern Ontario.
The stance sounds somewhat hypocritical at best. It truly is time act
upon the approach put forth by the city of Burlington and look at transportation
planning for Southern Ontario as a whole. There is a need to think about
an overall vision -- not just for our own backyard.