Dear |FNAME| 

KNL Developments has begun the clear-cut at the Beaver Pond Forest.  PLEASE CALL or FAX the
following people ASAP and request they take action immediately to stop the clear-cutting:

1.  Mayor Jim Watson:
Phone: 613-580-2946
jim.watson@ottawa.ca

Or Watson’s Community Liaison Officer:
Adam DeCaire:
Phone: 613-580-2424 x22700

2.  Ontario Minister of Tourism and Culture:
Hon. Michael Chan

Tel: 416-326-9326
Fax: 416-326-9338
mchan.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Constituency Office:
Tel: 905-305-1935
Fax: 905-305-1938

Words to say to Minister Chan:
“All of the Algonquin First Nations have invoked their constitutional right to consultation and accommodation regarding the imminent destruction of provincially significant cultural resources in the South March Highlands. 
It is your duty under the emergency powers of the Ontario Heritage Act to issue a Ministerial Order requiring a new archaeological study be done by an independent agency such a  the National Capital Commission. 
This matter is URGENT and in the interests of the 14,500 citizens of Ontario who support the Algonquin and who, in addition to me, demand that you protect all heritage in Ontario.”

3.  Premier Dalton McGuinty
Tel: (416) 325-1941  
Fax: (416) 325-3745
dmcguinty.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Constituency Office (Ottawa South):
Tel: (613) 736-9573
Fax: (613) 736-7374

4.  The Algonquins of Ontario have met with KNL and on Friday issued a press release asking for cutting to be delayed so a thorough archaeological study could be done in the spring.  The Crown has a duty to consult with First Nations groups.  Contact the lawyer for the Algonquins of Ontario and ask him to put his foot down:

Robert J. Potts Principal Negotiator and Senior Legal Counsel Algonquin Treaty Negotiations
Phone: 1-877-593-7221 x3952
bpotts@blaney.com

5. Norm Sterling, MPP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills
Phone: 416-314-7900 
Fax: 416-314-7966
norm.sterling@pc.ola.org

6. Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre
Tel: 613-722-6414   
Fax: 613-722-6703
ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Let us know as soon as possible if you can help with picketing at Urbandale’s offices or bearing witness to clearcutting at the Beaver Pond Forest.  Please contact Andrea Prazmowski at praz@magma.ca

For background info and a concise statement of the situation, see the article in the Citizen this morning: bit.ly/gJQGJd

Even though cutting has begun, we are not backing down! Help us save this special place. It is NEVER too late to do the right thing!

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