Petitions – Environmental Protection

November 25, 2014

Mr.Ernie Hardeman:

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition to the Legislative Assembly, signed by a great number of people from Oxford and, I believe, even from the great riding of Brant. I want to present it on their behalf.

“Whereas the purpose of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act (EPA) is to `provide for the protection and conservation of the natural environment.’ RSO 1990…; and

“Whereas `all landfills will eventually release leachate to the surrounding environment and therefore all landfills will have some impact on the water quality of the local ecosystem.’-Threats to Sources of Drinking Water and Aquatic Health in Canada;

“We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:

“That section 27 of the EPA should be reviewed and amended immediately to prohibit the establishment of new or expanded landfills at fractured bedrock sites and other hydrogeologically unsuitable locations within the province of Ontario.”

I will affix my signature, as I agree with the petition, and I’ll send it up with Moiz to the table.