Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bill 149 - Cemetery Preservation

March 13, 2009 
Great News!
Bill 149 - An Act to Protect Ontario's Inactive Cemeteries, 2009 has passed 2nd Reading in the Legislature. It will now go to committee hearings and then hopefully, come back for a 3rd Reading before the summer recess.  
The Bill was introduced by Mr. Jim Brownell, MPP for Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry, jbrownell.mpp@liberal.ola.org.
We must now let our MPPs and Mr. Brownell know that we support the passage of this bill. There are 2 things that we can do to accomplish this.
  1. Download copies of the Bill 149 Petition from the OGS website. Get people to sign the petition and mail the original completed petition to:
    OGS Provincial Office
    #102-40 Orchard View Blvd.
    Toronto, ON M4R 1B9

    Photocopies or faxes of the signed petition cannot be used. We must have the form with the original signatures. We will arrange to have these petitions delivered to Mr. Brownell's office so he can present them in the Legislature. This will provide a record of the support of the bill. 

  2. We all need to contact our MPP and let them know of our support of Bill 149 and encourage them to support the bill while in committee and vote for the bill when it comes up for 3rd Reading. You can contact them via regular mail, email, telephone or in person.
Remember, this needs to be done before the summer recess so the bill does not die.
If you are unsure of how to contact your local MPP you can look at MPP Addresses and Contact Information. If you need additional assistance, Find Your Electoral District  will assist you in finding your local MPP.

From Provincial Office - OGS

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