ROUGE VALLEY PARK

An Open Letter to the Environment Minister

I’'m writing to thank you and the government for the decision to make the Rouge Valley a national park. But, I am still shocked each time I hear you on radio or television –justifying what you are doing or not doing on the basis of the economic consequences. That’'s the Finance Minister'’s job. Yours is to protect the environment.

National Parks Go Urban

Nestled within the heart of one of the fastest growing urban areas in North America, Rouge National Park will be unlike any other. It won't offer the panoramas of Jasper or Banff, or provide a safe haven for polar bears, like Manitoba's Wapusk National Park. But it will help connect city dwellers with nature.