Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006, to remove the provincial park designation from Ipperwash Provincial Park
Ontario Regulation 316/07
Ontario Regulation 65/10
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act
Summary of Decision:
The proposal was implemented by an amendment to O. Reg. 316/07 (Designation and Classification of Provincial Parks) by O. Reg. 65/10. This regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on March 12, 2010 and was published in the Ontario Gazette on March 27, 2010.
September 21, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
Ipperwash Provincial Park is a 56 hectare recreational class park located on the southeast shore of Lake Huron. The Province of Ontario intends to transfer the park land to Canada for the use and benefit of the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation. The First Nation has indicated that it would like the land transferred to Canada under the Addition to Reserve policy.
Ontario’s provincial parks are established by regulation under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act. The park boundary must be rescinded by regulation to remove the provincial park designation before the transfer to Canada can occur. Rescinding the park boundary requires changing O.Reg. 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act to remove Ipperwash Provincial Park from the schedule.
Removing the park boundary is subject to a decision on an exemption regulation under the Environmental Assessment Act and to endorsement by the Legislative Assembly as required by the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act.
Park Management Planner
Ministry of Natural Resources
Southwest Parks Zone
659 Exeter Road
March 12, 2010