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Coastal Mis-Management on Ontario’s “West Coast” : A Case Study of Economy and Environment R.J. Payne Lakehead University
Ontario’s “West Coast”
Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal zone, however defined, is characterized by layer...
Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><li>Activities on Ontario’s “West Coast” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><ul><li>Tourism and Recreation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second homes (cottages)‏ </li></u...
Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><ul><li>Water Supply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pipeline from Lake Huron Supplies drinking ...
Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><li>Management Regimes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontario’s  Planning Act  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal Management legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><ul><li>Local – provincial relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Municipalities “creatures o...
Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal management legislation needed: </li></ul></ul><ul>...
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Mis Management Of The Coastal Zone

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  1. 1. Coastal Mis-Management on Ontario’s “West Coast” : A Case Study of Economy and Environment R.J. Payne Lakehead University
  2. 2. Ontario’s “West Coast”
  3. 3. Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal zone, however defined, is characterized by layers of administrative activity, from property owners, through municipal, provincial and federal governments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities  management regimes should balance economic and environmental concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ideal vs. reality </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><li>Activities on Ontario’s “West Coast” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intensive livestock operations (ILOs)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intensive hog farming </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Large quantities of manure </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental and social impacts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ right to farm” legislation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Municipal/province tug-of-war over jurisdiction </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><ul><li>Tourism and Recreation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second homes (cottages)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beaches </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Swimming </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boating </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Passive forms of recreation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><ul><li>Water Supply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pipeline from Lake Huron Supplies drinking water to London and Lake Huron shore communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>But … </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><li>Management Regimes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontario’s Planning Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provincial Policy Statement (PPS), 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Critics say “pro-development” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provincial interests trump local/regional </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ normal agricultural practices” elsewhere </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Framework does NOT extend beyond high water mark </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal Management legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>None exists in Ontario </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Province has chosen to take the lead on other planning matters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g., Niagara Escarpment Planning Area </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of the Coastal Zone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes near-shore areas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes river valleys </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><ul><li>Local – provincial relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Municipalities “creatures of the province” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other local organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g., Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control of intensive hog operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed legislation in 2003 did not move past first reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Planning Act and PPS not effective </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Ontario’s “West Coast” <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal management legislation needed: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Existing framework not working to achieve balance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Significance of the Lake Huron shore for a number of activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local perspectives shut out in existing regime </li></ul></ul></ul>
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