Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Trash Talk

As if residents along Highway 401 in Southern Ontario needed any more reasons to loathe Toronto (the self-proclaimed Centre of the Universe), big bully Mayor David Miller just served up another one - he is planning to dump on St. Thomas-London.

Lots of reaction in the London Free Press:

Politicians in London were quick to condemn the deal and the secrecy surrounding it.

"The right thing to do would have been to call us and not let us find out through media reports," Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best said.

And from a local MPP:

Khalil Ramal, Liberal, London-Fanshawe: "I'm going to use whatever capacity I have as an elected official to block this. I don't want London -- which is well-known in Ontario and Canada as a health-care provider, as an education provider -- to be known also as a garbage dump site. I believe it's about time that the city of Toronto should look at dumping their garbage in Toronto. London is not a dump site for anyone."

However, David Miller wanted to reassure his smaller neighbours, even though the whole deal was reached in secrecy:

Miller tried to reassure neighbours of the city's new landfill site that they have nothing to fear.

"I want to assure the people of St. Thomas and London and local native bands that the city of Toronto as owner of Green Lane Landfill will be a good neighbour and will follow in the traditions of community building that have been held by that landfill for many years and working with the community and the neighbours," he said.

Now there's a solution, Mayor DeCicco-Best! Just encourage the local natives to stage a Caledonia-style occupation on the dump site to prevent Toronto access!! You can be sure that Dalton McGuinty won't intervene.


vicki said...

Joanne...very 'tongue in cheek'...good one!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Ah, thanks Vicki. That's the way I was hoping it would come across. ;)

PGP said...

So much Irony in one single story!
There are too many TO jokes in this to even begin.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

PGP - Yeah! I think Air Farce or 22 Minutes would have a lot to work with here. ;)