Question 1: Across the 10 “surplus” provincial parks, Is the MNR consistent in their good faith relationships?

Answer 1: Yes. With two of them that they’ve cut a deal with: Ivanhoe Lake and Rene Brunelle Provincial Parks.


Question 2: What are the entirely new, unilateral conditions that the MNR has applied which prevents them from cutting a 3rd deal to keep Springwater Park open?

Answer 2:

  1. Wait for two years until the 1st deal is done (see today’s CBC  coverage: Province repeals decision on park closures)
  2. (by then, Springwater Park is abandoned, the trails blocked, the cenotaph is defaced and the buildings are knocked down due to vandalism/fire underwriting concerns that the MNR says are “entirely unpredictable”. See Broken Windows Theory for a rebuttal).
  3. Apply to re-open the park only IF the northern pilot studies are “successful” (no criteria provided).
  4. Wait for the next unilateral MNR decision.

Good Faith

In philosophy, the concept of good faith (Latin: bona fides, or bona fide for “in good faith”) denotes sincere, honest intention or belief, regardless of the outcome of an action; the opposed concepts are bad faith, mala fides (duplicity) and perfidy (pretense). In law, bona fides denotes the mental and moral states of honesty and conviction regarding either the truth or the falsity of a proposition, or of a body of opinion; likewise regarding either the rectitude or the depravity of a line of conduct. As a legal concept bona fides is especially important in matters of equity (see Contract). Linguistically, in the U.S., American English usage of bona fides applies it as synonymous with credentials, professional background, and documents attesting a person’s identity, which is not synonymous with bona fide occupational qualifications. Source

Utmost Good Faith

Uberrima fides (sometimes seen in its genitive form uberrimae fidei) is a Latin phrase meaning “utmost good faith” (literally, “most abundant faith”). It is the name of a legal doctrine which governs insurance contracts. This means that all parties to an insurance contract must deal in good faith, making a full declaration of all material facts in the insurance proposal. This contrasts with the legal doctrine caveat emptor (let the buyer beware). Source


One Response to Question 1: Across the 10 “surplus” provincial parks, Is the MNR consistent in their good faith relationships?

  1. Councillor Peter Silveira. says:

    Great Job Les! Keep up the good work!
    Peter Silveira
    Barrie City Councillor Ward5


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