Change needed at parks commission

The communities along the St. Lawrence River from Iroquois to Cornwall were transformed over 60 years ago with the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway project.

It was responsible for one of the largest transfers of land from private to government ownership in Canadian history, and severed residents connection with the river.

Subsequent decades of management by the St. Lawrence-Parks Commission (SLPC) has led to the area becoming hands-off except for those who are willing to pay, or to no one at all. That needs to change.

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