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McColeman (CPC) discusses the importance of cleaning Mohawk Lake

Posted In:  Rivers & Lakes,  Water
June 18, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 234 (18 June 2015) at 15286.



  • Mr. Speaker, Mohawk Lake is Brantford’s most untapped natural asset, an urban lake minutes from our downtown, bordering on historic parkland to the north and land that is primed for redevelopment to the south.

    It is surrounded by history, including the site of Ontario’s first ever hydro generating station and important first nations sites like the Mohawk Chapel and the Woodland Cultural Centre.

    Sadly, today the lake sits polluted and abandoned.

    However, our government supported local efforts to clean up the neighbouring polluted land, and when we have finished the job of cleaning up the liquid brownfield next door, the Greenwich-Mohawk lake district will become one of the most promising destinations for future development in our community.

    The Mohawk Lake working group was formed as a community effort to finally restore the lake into an asset that everyone can enjoy, and by working together, I know we can achieve the goal of finally bringing yesterday back to tomorrow and unlocking the true potential of this ecological gem.

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