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Protecting Paris

Good news for our allies in Paris, Ontario who are working to protect their water from a proposed gravel pit. Brant County Council has asked the Ontario government to revoke the aggregate licence that was issued 38 years ago but never acted upon.  I was in Paris on Saturday to speak at a protest against the gravel pit.  It was the first protest in the town of Paris since 1949!

The Brantford Expositor writes: “Brant County council wants Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle to revoke the licence given to Dufferin Aggregates Ltd. 38 years ago to open a gravel pit north of Paris….This week, council overwhelmingly approved a resolution ….. asking Gravelle to cancel the licence given in 1974 but is only acting on now….This week’s resolution stemmed from a request by the Concerned Citizens of Brant. ….”

The CCOB has been doing a terrific job in the last few months since the ancient gravel pit license was resurrected by Dufferin Aggregates.

Their website is www.ccob.ca

The whole article can be found here:

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2012/10/17/minister-asked-to-cancel-gravel-pit-licence