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Places to Grow published by Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal -discussion paper outlining ideas for growth plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe -public comment was due on paper by September 24, 2004: final plan anticipated late Fall 2004
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Ontario Plan Falls Short of International Benchmarks published by Pembina Institute 2004

Pembina Institute is non-profit based in Alberta

The institute has produced several responses to Ontario Smart Growth initiatives: go to "Publications" and search by keyword for "Smart Growth" -published response to Places to Grow September 2004.

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"Corner Post" commentaries by Elbert Von Donkersgoed - this spokesperson for the Christian Farmers' Association of Ontario has published numerous commentaries on Ontario's smart growth plans: see especially numbers 341, 2344, 346, 349, and 351
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Greenbelt Ontario -network of organizations advocating establishment of protected greenbelt


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Building Stronger, Better Communities: Planning Reform-Ontario government proposals to reform Planning Act -public comment period ended August 31, 2004: legislation expected Fall 2004

Greenbelt Protection-the Ontario government held consultations in May and June 2004 on proposals to establish a greenbelt around the Golden Horseshoe, and legislation has now been introduced to implement it

Urban Sprawl / Smart Growth-includes an excellent toolkit on how to "protect nature and curb urban sprawl in your community", published by the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, October 2002