Cemeteries Advocacy – Continue Raising the Issue
Bill 126, Inactive Cemeteries Protection Act, 2010, has died due to the Legislature being prorogued on the 1st June. So, unfortunately, the impressive amount of work that you have done to promote the passage of this bill has come to an end. Mr. Brownell has announced that he will not be running in the upcoming provincial election this year so he will not be bringing another bill forward on this issue. We will have to see if we can find another champion in the legislature to work in our stead once the new government is in place.
In the meantime, you can continue to help with this cause by keeping cemetery preservation in mind as you watch events unfold in the Ontario provincial election campaign this fall.
When your local candidate knocks on your door, seeking your support on voting day, ask them where they stand on cemetery preservation.
In addition, you can always write letters to your Municipal Council and the Editor of your local newspaper and ask them why they are not coming forward to support this Bill.
Let them know you care about this issue and help make it an election issue!