Ontario hands over land to create 'Canada’s first national urban park'
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By Ottawa Metro News, October 23, 2017

A classic green and white Parks Canada sign now welcomes visitors to Rouge National Urban Park at a Markham entrance after the provincial government signed over its portion of the parklands to the federal government and paved the way for other public bodies to do the same.

“This has been a priority for our government since the very beginning,” said federal Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, who represents the riding of Markham-Stouffville.

“We’re celebrating a very significant milestone in the completion of Canada’s first national urban park,” she added.


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