As we head into the Ontario Provincial election we are often asked by our membership to make sure trail issues are valued by candidates. This year we crafted 9 questions that you may use with your own candidates.
As you receive local responses please send your answers to the OTC and we'll keep a record of who said what. We did receive one response thus far - from Premier Kathleen Wynne. See her response here - http://goo.gl/eWmibs
Also at OTC we are party neutral, these questions have been provided to all candidates and the leaders of the 4 main political parties.
We Value Our Members - Mr. Jack De Wit, OTC President
Dear Members - I often get questioned what are the benefits of an OTC Membership? Your financial support enables us to assist trail groups and do many more things in support of trails.
Next week the Ontario Trails Council will be a full participant in meetings of the Canadian Trails Federation in Ottawa. Our involvement there has resulted in much work with the National Trails Coalition, and in the direct securing of funding that we used to make trails in Ontario.
For example because your membership supports our involvement at that level I am pleased to provide you with the Job Ads for the position of National Coordinator for the Project.
As you can see your financial support may not return directly to your community, but with it, by keeping the OTC viable, we are able to preserve or develop trails somewhere in Ontario.
Sincerely, Jack De Wit, President.