Notes from the Final Day of Testimony
So. We made it through to the end of the testimony phase! Thanks to the incredible work of Heather Stauble, Jane Zednik, Geoff Carpentier, Kathleen Morton, Peter Beer, Bill Bateman, Perry Sisson, Bill Palmer and John Moore… as well as David Kerr of the City of Kawartha Lakes and the folks from Save the Oak Ridges Moraine, we presented a concise and well organized case. Thanks to the perseverance and able assistance Priya Vittal of Eric Gillespie’s firm, we were able to work around several formidable obstacles…..and even enjoyed a ‘coup de grace’ moment in the final witness testimony at yesterday’s hearing.
Now we move ahead with completing the final submissions; these are well underway and must be submitted by November 11, 2015, so that a decision will be given by the ERT prior to Christmas Break. This still represents huge amount of writing and assembly… so no rest yet!
We’ll keep you posted when we have made the submission. We have not asked for final oral submissions, but it is always possible that the Approval Holder may request this be done. If so, we will be requiring them to be held here in the community.
…and Thanks Again to Supporters!!
As always, many thanks to those who have sent along or given a contribution over the last few weeks. This allows us to push on with completing this phase of the appeal and filing for ministerial review once the ERT delivers the inevitable decision in favour of the Approval Holder.(Remember that it is this subsequent ministerial appeal that is still holding up the commencement of Sumac Ridge!)
As always…if you are able to help support our costs for legal fees and expenses, it is very much appreciated.
Cheques can be made out to SR Opposition Corp. c/o PO box 142, Bethany, Ontario, L0A 1A0.
Best Regards on behalf of the whole team,
Director, SR Opposition Corp.