Petition: Stop Doug Ford from axing the 50 Million Tree Program

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Whereas Premier Doug Ford’s sudden and unexpected cancellation of the 50 Million Tree Program will result in millions of seedlings being needlessly destroyed; and

Whereas tree-planting is critical to flood prevention, carbon dioxide capture and water purification that benefits both urban and rural communities; and

Whereas the cancellation of the 50 Million Tree Program will put Ontarians out of work, including the elimination of summer tree-planting jobs that students across Ontario rely on;

Therefore be it resolved that the Government of Ontario reverse its cancellation of the 50 Million Tree Program as it is not in the best interest of Ontarians

Be it further resolved that the Government of Ontario commit to fully funding the 50 Million Tree Program through its completion.

Signed,

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