ERIE TIMES - JAN. 27, 2007
Right of Passage Tops Shorewalk
was formed in August 2005 by a few Fort Erie residents who sought Lake
Erie shoreline improvements here in town. It has now grown to well over
600 members with a wide ranging shoreline agenda but still focused on
and foremost is our desire to improve walking rights along Ontario’s
Great Lakes shores. Hence, “Shorewalk”.
MPP Kim Craitor, very early on, became a strong supporter and now is
in the process of formulating a private member’s bill to put before
the Ontario legislature. His bill will ask that Ontario use the legislative
route to give us the same public rights that Michigan courts conferred
there some 18 months ago. In Michigan the public now has full walking
rights (Right of Passage) on all 5,000 km of their Great Lakes shoreline.
the Kim Craitor private member’s bill succeeds then we will walk
freely across all of Ontario’s Great Lakes shores. For us we can’t
wait to stroll along Fort Erie’s Lake Erie shoreline without worrying
about an embarrassing chance encounter with an irate lakeshore property
can do more that cross your fingers. Ask you local MPP’s to support
the Right of Passage Bill. In Niagara we suggest that you urge MPP’s
Tim Hudak, Peter Kormos and Jim Bradley to support Right of Passage.
If you have friends and family in other parts of Ontario ask them to
contact their MPP and urge his or her support of the Kim Craitor Right
of Passage bill.
contact information is available on the Government of Ontario website
and it will be available on our website at Legislative
Assembly of Ontario. You can contact me, Garry Skerrett, at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further enquiries or to voice your support.
does work. Widespread support across Ontario could give us
Right of Passage along all of our Great Lakes shores.
some of the support emails.