We are the generation that will have to put up with
the highway. The grownups who plan and build this highway have already
lived a good portion of their lives but ours are just beginning. Kids
should care because our health will be affected by adding another major
highway. Fumes from vehicles are toxic.
We want to keep all of the escarpment protected from development because
its beautiful and can never be replaced once it has been destroyed.
If we wreck one part of the escarpment we basically ruin it all. Its
such a delicate ecosystem and should be preserved.
--Diana Luce, grade 10 student at M.M. Robinson High School
The escarpment is beautiful and we dont want to get the Bruce
Trail demolished. I have told my friends and family as well as neighbours
about the highway and I found that no one I know agreed with the idea
so why should we have it?
I think that the government should start again from the beginning thinking
about new ways to solve the transportation problems in this area. I
am extremely appalled at the way Ive seen the government act lately
and I think its time for an election. I may be young but I have
strong feelings about politics. We need to ask all the candidates where
they stand on the highway so we can vote for the ones who are against
--Isabel Luce, grade 7 student at Sir Ernest MacMillan Public School
There should definitely not be a midpeninsula highway built. It would
go through the Bruce Trail which is a wonderful place to hike and my
favourite. I know there are alternatives but the government hasnt
seemed to do anything about it yet. They want to build a road. All it
would cause is more pollution and were trying to cut back on that.
If we kids dont try to stop this then in the future well
be stuck with it and well never be able to return it back to how
it was before.
--Georgina Luce, grade 6 at C.H. Norton Public School