We are engaged in a David and Goliath battle with the province to save prime agricultural land and existing heritage farm buildings of the former Kemptville Agricultural College from being paved over to build a provincial jail. It’s been a three-year fight to date, and we’ve won some battles: for example, we’ve been able to push back the timelines of the prison project and foiled an attempt to use Elections Ontario to silence us during the last provincial election. We’ve also convinced the municipality to not publicly support the prison project. Our biggest victory so far was when we got the courts to reject the province’s attempt to have our current court case against them dismissed.
The court case is a Judicial Review application that challenges the provincial government’s decision in the Ontario Superior Court. It’s a costly process, but if we win, it will set a precedent that will be helpful to all the other Ontario groups fighting to save farmland and the Greenbelt from unpopular and unnecessary development.
Together we can stop the province from destroying farmland in Kemptville! Please donate today!
In partnership with The Coalition Against the Proposed Prison (CAPP).