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David Suzuki weighs in against Site 41

The Orillia Packet and Times reports that, “Environmentalist David Suzuki has written Premier Dalton McGuinty asking him to halt any further construction at landfill Site 41. In calling on the province to act, Suzuki joins a growing number of individuals and organizations — including the Council of Canadians — opposed to the landfill project.”

The article highlights, “Next Saturday, Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians chair and adviser to the United Nations on water issues, will be leading a march from Elmvale to Site 41 at 10:30 a.m. On Friday at 7 p.m., she will show the documentary film, FLOW (For Love of Water), at the First Nations campsite opposite Site 41 on the 2nd Concession of Tiny Township. For further details, visit www.canadians.org/events/index.html.”

The growing list of Site 41 critics now includes:

– Chiefs of Ontario
– Metis Nation of Ontario
– M Detis Nation of Ontario
– Native Women’s Association of Ontario
– American Indian Institute
– CUPE Ontario
– Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
– Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Garfield Dunlop
– Conservative MP Bruce Stanton
– former Toronto mayor and federal cabinet minister David Crombie
– New Democratic Party of Ontario
– Green Party of Canada
– Ontario environmental commissioner Gord Miller
– Ontario Federation of Agriculture
– Dairy Farmers of Ontario
– Ontario Nature
– Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture
– United Church of Canada Toronto Conference
– Canadian Environmental Law Association
– David Suzuki Foundation

For Site 41 information, please go to http://canadians.org/water/issues/Site41/index.html.

For the David Suzuki Foundation backgrounder and ‘take action’ section on Site 41, go to http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Oceans/Take_Action/Site41Backgrounder.asp.

Today’s Orillia Packet and Times report is at http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1635382.