The bill bringing into law the ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK has received Royal Assent. The Park now is ‘official’, although some parts of it have been managed by Parks Canada for some time.
Bill C-40 gives Parks Canada the tools it needs to provide the necessary protection of the complex ecosystems found in the Park, and gives particular protection to the wildlife, flora, fossils, artifacts, and special protection to Canada’s oldest known aboriginal historic sites and villages.
The Province of Ontario still has to transfer to the new Park the park lands it previously promised verbally and by signed memorandum, and pressure is being brought to bear on that Provincial government to do so without further delay.
Click on Rouge Park Royal Assent above to see news release…