Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

Keep Mount Pleasant Public!

Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries was founded in the 1800s using public money and was run by trustees for most of its history, before being recast as a private business in the 1990s.
My bill will ensure the $3-billion public asset with 1,222 acres of urban forest remains in public hands.
Sign the petition below calling on the Ford government to pass the Mount the Pleasant Public Cemeteries Act to ensure this valuable asset is turned to its rightful public owners.
Petition for print available here.

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.

Will you sign?