MPP Statement in support of Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition and the residents of KanataPublished on July 23, 2021
Kanata-Carleton MPP Merrilee Fullerton issued the following statement in support of the residents of Kanata Lakes and Beaverbrook and the work of the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition.
“In the past few weeks I have been contacted by constituents about my support for the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition and the community to stand opposed to development of the Kanata Golf and Country Club. As we await the Ontario Court of Appeal decision and the response from the City of Ottawa on ClubLink’s development application, I would like to assure Kanata residents of my position.
“Throughout this ordeal, I have been very clear about my support of the local efforts to stop the Clublink’s plans to develop the Kanata Golf Course and protect the 40 percent agreement. I have grown up and lived in Kanata since 1967 and, for a period of time, I lived in a home that backed onto the golf course. I can fully appreciate the detrimental impact a development on the golf course would have on the local community.
“I have been active in support of the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition and their work including attending related community and fundraising events. I have been in constant contact and have ongoing discussions with Councillor Jenna Sudds, KGPC head Barbara Ramsay as well as a number of active residents. I have also kept apprised of information from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
“For two years this was a municipal issue and City Hall heard clearly from all concerned of the direct negative impact the development would have on our Kanata neighbourhood. Now, it is before the courts and I am limited as to what I might say in public. But, be assured that I will continue to work with our community leaders to assess what beneficial steps my office may take to resolve this matter in favour of our community.
“Since the beginning in December 2018, I have stood with the community against ClubLink’s efforts and I will continue to do so.”
Photos from recent zoom meetings and from the
Kanata Creenspace Protection Coalition Gala in January 2020.
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