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Ian Sinclair . . .
A FRESH VISION FOR WARD 1
Food & Water First Pledge:
I promise to protect Ontario’s Class 1 farmland and source
water regions. I will make every effort to preserve the land
and water that sustain us now and for future generations.
I will put food and water first.
Efforts to protect agricultural land Class 1 soils is a very good start, however a single large field may have Classes 1, 2, 3 & 4 conditions on it. In addition, classes 5 & 6 may, through municipal drains and tiling, become improved to 2 or 3 classes. Thus I would support expanding the agricultural land protection to more soil classes.
Clean, productive source water areas are very important to any rural lands served by ground water. In addition, the quality of water in the Great Lakes matters, as many people in urban areas are served by “lake based” potable water systems. Thus, all waters must receive high levels of protection from contaminates.
The notion of protecting agricultural lands in Ontario from urbanization and mining becomes an imperative when the UN Food & Agricultural Organization forecasts the need to increase total world food production 60% by 2050. [http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/esag/docs/AT2050_revision_summary.pdf] Measures to “protect” agricultural land must recognize that land is one of the major assets of agriculture and is used as a basis for loans needed to finance enhanced production and diversity on farms. If land becomes degraded due to excessive regulation the value is also decreased. Farmers will tell you “protect the farmer and the land will be protected”.
It’s time …to CHOOSE INTEGRITY
It’s time … to CHOOSE EXPERIENCE
It’s time … to CHOOSE KNOWLEDGE
It’s time …to CHOOSE
IAN SINCLAIR for REGIONAL COUNCILLOR
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