Environment Defence Weighs in on MNR Refusal to Disclose Material to PERL
On February 28, 2012, Dr. Rick Smith, Executive Director of Environmental Defence wrote a strong letter to Minister of Natural Resources, the Hon. Michael Gravelle, demanding the release of relevant MNR information about the Nelson Aggregate Co. proposed Adaptive Management Plan as it relates to the Harmer property.
The required information is about an MNR decision that pertains almost exclusively to the Harmer property, not Nelson’s. As Dr. Smith wrote, “[t]o withhold information vital to PERL’s interest, while allowing complete access to Nelson, is unfair and contrary to the principles of open and transparent government.”
Read the full letter here: Letter from Dr. Rick Smith to Minister Gravelle