Concerned residents gather in Georgetown to protest Highway 413
Published November 15, 2021 at 3:08 pm
This past weekend, several local residents gathered in Georgetown to protest Highway 413.
Highway 413, a project that is being planned in Ontario, consists of a mega highway that would be paved over farmland, forests and wetlands. Additionally, according to Environmental Defence, it will add more than 17 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
As a result, several members of the community from Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville, expressed their concerns and gathered to “stop the 413″ this past Saturday, Nov. 13.
— Jane Fogal (@JanieFF) November 13, 2021
Several councillors have already expressed their concerns relating to the project, noting that it will not be an ideal solution to combat congestion.
“There are better ways to move people while saving wetlands and prime agriculture. Highways are so last century,” said Jane Fogal, Councillor for Halton Region and Halton Hills on Twitter.
Hundreds of people across the route of unwanted highway 413 and Bradford Bypass. @fordnation There are better ways to move people while saving wetlands and prime agriculture. Highways are so last century! https://t.co/Re54TVBdHG
— Jane Fogal (@JanieFF) November 14, 2021
According to Councillor Fogal, roughly fifty people attended the protest including Halton Hills Councillor, Ann Lawlor and former Mayor Marilyn Sargentson. The rally also received support from several cars who honked while driving by.
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