Excited that the Ajax-Pickering Federal Liberal Association has approved the policy proposal to protect the Pickering Lands.
This policy was developed in consultation with Land Over Landings and is an example of how the Liberal Party develops policy with support from local community groups.
I was happy to play a role in connecting the group with the Liberal Party and having this important group of extremely engaged and passionate citizens' views reflected within the party.
More importantly, this is a first step to protecting important natural and agricultural lands and bringing more attention to an important issue that impacts all Canadians. It's not just about stopping an airport in Pickering; it's about how we as Canadians want to protect our land going forward and how we want our government to engage us on conservation.
The next step is for this to be debated with Central Ontario Liberals on November 2.
I invite all Liberals to consider the importance of this initiative and consider supporting it.
Let's get this to the Convention floor!