Don’t take my word for it.
These are the individuals and groups that provided exhibits to the Ontario Standing Committee on General Government in 1984. Ontario’s Bill 142, Barrie-Vespra Annexation Act was the the result: a unilateral annexation decision by the provincial government which was financially devastating to the then-Vespra township (now Springwater).
Ask these almost 200 people and groups who they trust the most and trust the least in annexation matters.
264434 Ontario Ltd., John Adams, Roy Adams, J. Adams, Paul Alexander, Linda Alexander, Angry Ratepayers of Vespra Against Annexation Group, Anonymous, E. Atkinson, S. Atkinson, City of Barrie, Lillian Barrowclough, D. Barsky, Shirley Bates, B. Bentley, J. Bentley, “B” Group Barrie, Mrs. L. Bigham, B. Bonnell, M. Bonnell, Bruce Bonnell, Lillian Bowderg, Ernest Bowderg, T. Brown, K. Brown, Carson Road Group, Centre Vespra Women’s Institute, Anne Channen, M. Cleary, V. Cleary, (RAVE), C. Cobman, Evelyn Cochrane, Craighurst Ratepayers Association, Craighurst Residents of Vespra, Craighurst Women’s Institute, M. Crich (RAVE), Crown Hill Women’s Institute, Lloyd G. Cumming, Dalston Women’s Institute, D. B. Group, Marlene Dee and R. Dee, William Dee and Marlene Dee, Del Corp. Ltd., R. Dempster and A. Dempster, Doran Road and Vernar Drive Group, Joyce Draper, Orville Draper, M. Draper, W. Draper, Gordon Dunsmore, Edenvale Women’s Institute, Heather Ellwood, R. Ellwood, Euchre Club, Fasken & Calvin, Fasken & Calvin for C. Di Paola, Finley Rd. Ratepayers, M. Ford, Marie Frankcom, Cecil Frankcom, William J. Garfat, E. Gervais, A. Gervais, H. Gibson, Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, H. Hammers, Tim Henshaw, J. Henshaw, C. Hickling, E. Hickling, H. Howe, H. Howell, F.H. Jones, E. Jones, F.H. Jones, D. Judd, F. Judd, Douglas Judd, Christopher R. Kells, J. Kells, M. Kells, Marjorie Kells, P. Kells, Stephen Kells, B.J. Kelly, D.P. Kelly, Lakeside Group, Vespra Township, B. Land, B. Lang, Little Lake Conservation Committee, Little Lake Ratepayers Association, Tomas Lom, Lower Grenfell Group, Don MacLennan, Lynn MacLennan, Maguire Apiaries, Fred Mayer, A. McCartney, F. McCartney, J. McKee, Robert McLamb, Laurie McLamb, Mary McLean, The McNabb Families, B. McGregor, Little Lake, Mr. Merrett, Mrs. Merrett, “M” Group, Barrie, Midhurst Historical Society, Irene Milles, G. Mimms, Minesing Concerned Citizens Group, Minesing Sideroad West Community Group, Minesing Women’s Institute, B. Money, H. Money, Ross Money, Sid Money, Jean Money, L. Moore, D. Moore, Mr. Roland Murray, Mrs. Roland Murray, North Barrie Developments Ltd., P. O’Neill, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Court Decision re Annexation, M. Ozolins, A. Ozolins, R. Ozolins, Ernest Partridge, I. Partridge, B. Partridge, June Pearson, Pineview Group, Jack Ploeg, Wendy Ploeg, D. Priest, G. Priest, R. Rathay, Residents Against Vespra Annexation, Residents Against Vespra Exploitation (RAVE), Richard Reynolds, W. Rodd, V. Rodd, M. Rodgmer, Santree Estates Ratepayers Association, D. Scerns, M. Scerns, Graham A. Scholes, E. Scott, Seven Acorns Investments Ltd., Seventh Concession Ratepayers Association, “S” Group Barrie, L. Shilp, County of Simcoe,Simcoe Centre Provincial Liberal Association, Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, R. Sinclair, M. Sinclair, B. Smith, R. Smith, R. Snider, D. Snider, South 13 Vespra Group, L. Spearin, Erik J. Spek, Alice Stewart, Colin Stewart, L. Travis and R. Travis, Julianna Treasure, Edward Treasure, Paul Tremblay, “T” Group Barrie, Tri-Neighbour Group of Little Lake, (V) Group, Barrie, R. Van Brederode, H. Van Brederode, Township of Vespra, Vespra Centre Businessmen’s Association, Vespra Ex-Reeve Association, Vespra North 11th Concession, Vespra Township, “Little Lake”, Vespra Valley Group, Peter Walpole, Karoline Walpole, Margaret Watson, Stanley Watson, R. Watson, S. Watson, S. Wellwood, T. Wellwood, G.E. White, Mr. E. Wolfenden, Mrs. E. Wolfenden, Women’s Institute of Vespra, Gordon Wright