There was a recent Provincial cabinet shuffle and Donna Cansfield is no longer the Minister of Natural Resources. She was replaced by Linda Jeffrey, a Brampton MPP. There will be a two week reorganization period for the new minister and her staff to make the transfer.
Laurel Broten's office has assured us that they are closely monitoring MNR's assessment of the probable crown land claim through the ministry's bureaucrats and technicians during this short political dislocation. They have told us that no public land would be sold without the community being made fully aware beforehand. They have also agreed to provide the community with information about MNR's policies on the sale of publicly owned waterfront land to developers for private residential development and about how the community can provide input into the decision-making process.
Councillor Grimes’ office has also been contacted by the community and his staff will monitor what is happening too.