Parks Canada delaying new management plan decision another year

Parks Canada has been working on a new management plan for the Rideau Canal for several years, and recently announced its target date for completion will be extended to March 2018. As part of setting a new long-term strategic vision for the canal, this delay will allow Parks Canada to conduct more public consultation than originally planned, including additional open houses and the release of a draft plan for public discussion. 

For details, click here to read a letter from John Festarini, the Associate Director for Ontario Waterways. And for reaction to this decision, click here to read a recent Ottawa Sun article.