MLF Founder Ken Jewett posted an open letter in the Ottawa Citizen on Tuesday March 4. The full letter is posted below. To summarize:
We advocate strongly and we need your help and support to mandate and proclaim that:
“IF A MAPLE IS TO BE PLANTED IN OUR NATION’S CAPITAL IT MUST BE CANADA’S ARBOREAL TREE, THE NATIVE MAPLE.”
Sounds logical, doesn’t it?
We have travelled many times to Ottawa and met with the NCC’s senior staff. We were received kindly but had no success with our proclamation.
MLF is appealing to all the parties to join together and make this happen. We think that our Governor General’s reputation for common sense would help our cause. We wonderif his honour David Johnson could participate or steer us in facilitating this proposal? Finally we ask the NCC, who can make this happen, to kindly make it happen.