Firm abandons plan for mega quarry north of Toronto

Renata D’Aliesio

The Globe and Mail

The company behind a mega quarry slated for prime Southern Ontario farmland has decided to abandon its proposal, which faced staunch opposition from many local farmers, environmentalists and high-profile Toronto chefs.

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Photo: We stopped the Mega Quarry, not because of the laws on the books, or even political leadership, but because individuals and communities got engaged and got active. My blog for the David Suzuki Foundation on the importance of People Power to environmental protection. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/panther-lounge/2012/11/people-power-works-the-mega-quarry-has-been-stopped/