AfriGeneas Canada Research Forum
Ontario Cemeteries Protection Act
On the 19th February 2009, Bill 149, Inactive Cemeteries Protection Act, 2009 passed 1st Reading in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
The Bill was introduced by Mr. Jim Brownell, MPP for Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bill prohibits the relocation of inactive cemeteries despite anything to the contrary in another Act or regulation dealing with cemeteries.
The preamble to the Act states that:
In order to support this valuable piece of legislation and help bring it in to force, we encourage OGS members to contact their local MPP and encourage them to support Bill 149 when it comes before the Legislative Assembly for its 2nd Reading on the 12th March 2009. You can contact them in person, by telephone or by electronic means. Tell them that this legislation is important to the heritage of Ontario and it is essential that it be passed so that our cemeteries are properly protected.
- Lisa B. Lee