That is a complicated question.
There is a strong economic incentive to either:
- understate the present and future costs (kick the “tax can” down to the next generation) or
- totally ignore irreparable harm (ie. a dead Minesing Wetlands — Nottawasaga River — Wasaga Beach — Georgian Bay).
To make “privatize gain from public loss”.
LesStewart.wikidot.com summarizes my research into Springwater Park, Midhurst Secondary Plan and related issues.