Petition to stop quarry in Campbellville started by ACTION Milton


Published April 17, 2024 at 12:48 pm

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A Milton group has started a petition to prevent a local quarry from reopening.

A Milton group that wants to stop the reopening of a local quarry has started a petition to pressure candidates in the upcoming byelection to support their cause.

ACTION Milton has been lobbying Ontario Premier Doug Ford to quash the proposal to reopen the Reid Road Reservoir Quarry in Campbellville.

Ford’s promise dates back to a public meeting in Milton in 2020. Since then, PC MPP Parm Gill resigned from the local seat in order to run at the federal level.

Publicly, Ford continues to say he opposes the quarry reopening. However, an environmental assessment has been ordered to gauge its potential impact.

ACTION Milton feels that if Ford is going to quash it anyways, why is time and taxpayer money being wasted conducting an EA.

The petition asks the province to “stop wasting taxpayers money; to terminate the Environmental Assessment; to deny a licence to extract aggregate or to operate an asphalt/concrete reprocessing facility at the Reid Quarry in Campbellville; and to permanently protect the subject lands by making it conservation lands for enjoyment by all residents of Ontario.”

The group is hoping to use the byelection on May 2 as a referendum on the quarry issue, suggesting people vote based on whether or not the province has taken action to stop the quarry.

To see the petition, visit here.

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