To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario,
WHEREAS The nearly 200-year-old Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries (MPGC) trust was founded with public money and operated with public participation until the 1980s; and,
WHEREAS It’s not in Ontario’s best interest to permit a private corporation to take away these precious cemeteries that operate on public land founded by citizens,
WHEREAS Today, the MPCG trust amounts to a $3-billion public asset with 1,222 acres of urban forest; and,
We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to direct the Government of Ontario to pass the Mount the Pleasant Public Cemeteries Act to enshrine the MPGC as a public trust and charity and to ensure this valuable asset is turned to its rightful public owners.