“As Ottawa grows and evolves, the conservation of large, pristine landscapes that provide essential ecological services, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities is a high priority for the City and for the community. The Carp Hills acquisition adds to the overall protection of this environmentally important region.”
This from the man who didn’t lift a finger to save the 19th-century gardens at Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent … or the convent for that matter.
So what will it be Your Worship? Environmentalist or scrub-land destroyer? You can’t suck and blow at the same time.
Perhaps your agent can help you with the definitions. Scrub land is when you or a developer want it for something. Environmentally sensitive fairy dust when it contains swampland that you can’t build on. Is that how it works?
Here’s what you’re trying to be, Your Worship. All things to all people.
But if one were forced to decide between the two, it would probably be Mayor Jim “Scrub Land” Watson.
That’s because there’s no money in swamps.
The release containing the whopper is below: