Open letter to Greg Fergus, MP
I'm writing you to inquire about the report you promised to provide participants in your virtual town hall meeting on Gatineau Park last fall. I thought that was a really good exercise in direct democracy and I can't
applaud you enough over taking such a worthy initiative.
As you know, the park continues to be threatened by development and citizens have spoken loud and clear: they want better protection for the park.
So I think your issuing a report highlighting the issues and opinions expressed at your town hall last November--five months ago--would be most timely and welcome. In my view, you might also take the opportunity of including in that report a summary of the government's plans regarding legislative protection.
I remind you that you promised to include Gatineau Park protection among your top priorities during the 2015 election, that you had to apologize for neglecting the file during an all-candidates meeting at the University of Quebec in 2019. So I think you owe it to your constituents to tell them what you will do to protect the Gatineau Park, one of Canada’s national treasures.
Aylmer / Chelsea