Letters

Stratford Mayor to The Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
 
Correspondence between Stratford Mayor and The Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing from 2018 to 2020, as uncovered by The Beacon Herald in their November 23, 2020 article above.
April 16, 2020 - It is clear that the MZO requested by the Mayor in his November 20, 2018 and March 11, 2020 letters were denied. This letter is an appeal from the Mayor, requesting the Minister to reconsider the position taken to refuse the issuance of a MZO. This letter requests a MZO specifically and solely for the lands proposed to be used by Xinyi to construct and operate its glass manufacturing plant [111.17 hectares of 130 hectares annexed].
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March 11, 2020 - The letter informs the Minister that the City of Stratford and two municipalities have approved the proposed annexation of lands from Perth South into the City of Stratford. The letter from the Mayor informs the Minister that the requested MZO is “critical in order to meet key construction deadlines, as Xinyi expects to break ground in Spring 2020”.
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November 20, 2018 - Stratford Mayor to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing requesting an MZO. The letter states that the City of Stratford, County of Perth and Township of Perth South, has secured an agreement in principle with Xinyi Glass Canada to build that company’s first manufacturing facility in North America.

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Wise Communities Stratford
 

January 21, 2021

An open letter from Wise Communities to Minister Clark RE: Stratford MZO

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January 15, 2021

In defence of our community, response to Chris Pidgeon and Xinyi

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December 14, 2020

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

An open letter from Mr. Patrick O’Rourke and Ms. Loreena McKennitt

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November 26, 2020

Stratford musician pushes for answers about glass factory discussion

Loreena McKennitt and former City Solicitor Paul Parlee write to Stratford Mayor and Council

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Get Concerned Stratford
 
January 29, 2021

Consultation Plan and Timeline for a Council Vote

Get Concerned Stratford: Environmental lawyer David Donnelly writes Stratford Mayor and Council

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December 3, 2020

It is our unequivocal opinion that Stratford Council has the complete authority without legal liability to deny Xinyi’s proposal for a $6 million Cost Sharing Agreement
Get Concerned Stratford: Environmental lawyer David Donnelly writes Stratford City Council

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Citizens
  

February 27, 2021

Barbara Collier Blackburn to MPP Randy Pettapiece

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January 30, 2021
Public Comment -The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, EnvironmentalRegistry of Ontario
John Hendrix

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December 12, 2020
The Minority is Often Vocal, But it is Often Right

Tori Sutton - An Open Letter to Stratford City Council Re: Xinyi Glass Holdings

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November 23, 2020

Former City Solicitor Paul Parlee writes to Stratford Mayor and Council

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Organizations
 
August 10, 2020

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture writes to Minister Clark regarding Stratford and Perth MZO

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February, 2021

A statement from Perth County Federation of Agriculture

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MP
 
November 16, 2020

Perth-Wellington MP John Nater writes Stratford Mayor, Council and Constituents

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