Keep an eye on this page for updates on the Event.
Duration: 4.5 hours
Venue: To be confirmed
This month, the Ontario government moved forward on proposed legislation to assist with the control of the spread of invasive species. The decision to send Bill 37, An Act respecting Invasive Species, to committee after second reading was approved by 95 MPs in the provincial legislature on Sept. 15 with no MPs voicing an objection.
Bill 37 has been a long time in the making and marks a first, not only for Ontario but also for Canada in terms of legislation at the provincial level designed to combat the spread of invasive species. And no place in Canada is more vulnerable right now to the threat of invasive species than Southwestern Ontario’s distinctive woodlands, marshes and the three significant bodies of water (Lakes Erie, St. Claire and Huron/Georgian Bay) that define the region.
On November 7, Morelmag.ca, together with partners such as Carolinian Canada, will host an event to discuss the issue of invasive species, their impact, as well as the legislation being introduced to control them as well as other government and community strategies.
The roughly four-and-a-half hour interdisciplinary — and free — event is connected to an article recently published on Morelmag.ca that looked at the problem of Phragmites australis in our region (http://morelmag.ca/article/taking-mighty-phragmites-australis). It will include: