NeilyWorld  Birding Ottawa - Lac Leamy Leaflet


         Lac Leamy Park is an ecological green space situated in the heart of Canada's Capital in the shadow of the Peace Tower. This land is part of the National Capital's green spaces. All Canadians should be concerned about the fact that the NCC is in negotiation with the Hull Casino to destroy a portion of the park to build an 18-hole golf course. This property as well as many other parks in the National Capital Region were purchased or expropriated by the federal government as part of the Planning Project for the National Capital (Greber Plan) in 1951 to create open green spaces for the public to be protected and preserved forever. This plan was conceived by Jacques Greber (world-renowned urban planner) and William Lyon Mackenzie King.
         This abrupt change of direction for the NCC goes completely against their mandate. The decision to give land to the Hull Casino contradicts the NCC's Leamy Lake Sectorial Plan, completed in 1997, after 4 years of public consultation which states:
         "Active partnership will be the cornerstone that ensures present and future generations will be able to continue to enjoy an exceptional site that is rightly considered a haven of greenspace, a heritage treasure and a focus of prime importance for recreational tourism for the region."
         In 1945, the federal government decided to dedicate the planning and realization of the National Capital Region to the memory of all the Canadians who gave their lives for their country during the Second World War.
         The decision to construct a privatized golf course in an ecological and public park makes a mockery of everything the NCC stands for. Therefore, we are asking for a full public inquiry.
         For more information visit the SOS Leamy Website.

Site of Proposed Golf Course

Site of Proposed Golf Course

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