Ernie, tell the truth: why are you bringing toxic sludge to Ontario?
PETROLIA, ON, Sept. 3 (CNW) - As Ernie Eves strolls into Petrolia this
evening he should tell residents in Southwest Ontario why he is allowing
untreated toxic sludge to be brought into Ontario.
The toxic sludge from the Domtar Sydney Tar Ponds in Nova Scotia is
scheduled to be shipped to Ontario within weeks.
"This is untreated toxic waste coming into our community," said Sarnia
Liberal MPP Caroline Di Cocco. "Ernie Eves is welcoming this toxic sludge with
open arms and he's putting the health of our communities at risk."
Di Cocco challenged Eves to explain to area residents tonight why he is
welcoming the toxic sludge into Ontario.
"Ernie Eves has turned Ontario into a haven for polluters and untreated
toxic waste. He needs to tell us today why he is putting our health at risk,"
Di Cocco said.
Under Ernie Eves, Ontario is the only jurisdiction in North America to
allow untreated toxic waste to be landfilled.
Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberals have a real plan to protect
Ontario families from pollution and hazardous waste.
"We will make our hazardous waste disposal rules the toughest in North
America," said McGuinty. "And we will make absolutely sure the untreated toxic
sludge stays away from Ontario."
Di Cocco said local residents have a clear choice in the upcoming
election: between Ernie Eves who will welcome toxic sludge and put community
health at risk, and Dalton McGuinty who will stop the toxic sludge and protect
our community from hazardous waste.
Ernie Eves: You just can't trust him.
For further information: Caroline DiCocco, (519) 331-8444; Meghan
Lauber, (416) 961-3800 ext. 388