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Rivière à l’Orme Ecoforest Corridor

You just have to love the Liberal politicians. They may think we forget, but we don’t and the Internet doesn’t – the Rape of Sainte Anne de Bellevue.

What they say in August 2011:

Ecologically speaking, this territory is very valuable. In addition to preserving habitats for wildlife and numerous species of plants, some of which are threatened, vulnerable or likely to become so, this acquisition will enable us to protect wetlands and ensure that their ecological services are maintained. It will also allow us to consolidate the conservation efforts under way in the vicinity of the Rivière à l’Orme watershed, one of the last naturally flowing rivers on the Island of Montréal,” said Pierre Arcand.

This is excellent news for all partners in this project, but especially for West Islanders. Environmental protection is important to them and they truly appreciate the biodiversity they see in L’Anse-à-l’Orme. Urban green spaces play an important role, and people living right here will be the first to benefit,” noted Geoffrey Kelley.

What they do one year later:

A large tract of publicly-owned, undeveloped land on the western end of Montreal Island is being sold off by the provincial government. A public call for tender was issued Wednesday for close to 35 acres or 140,000 square metres of land in a part of Ste. Anne de Bellevue that borders one of Montreal Island’s 10 most important ecoterritories, that of the Rivière l’Anse à l’Orme.

Source: The Gazette