Tuesday, January 23, 2007

An Offal Dilemma

The Oneida First Nation of the Thames is taking on Toronto Mayor David Miller for failure to consult them about the decision to ship Toronto's waste to the Green Lane landfill site near London.

Considering how slealthily the dump deal was reached, it's not surprising that His Blondness either forgot or didn't bother checking with the Oneida Nation in his panic to solve the Michigan trash crisis before the last municipal election.

Other municipalities such as Waterloo Region have several bridge and highway projects on hold pending Six Nation approval. Does His Blondness feel he is above the law?

No response from Toronto city officials as the matter is 'before the courts'.

Now how will Dalton McGuinty buy his pal's way out of this one with our money?

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BTW, I had made a suggestion to the natives way back in September.


Anonymous said...

How the good Premier (yes I did type this with a straight face) gets his friend out of this pickle (if he even bothers to try) should prove quite entertaining. I just hope it isn't at the Ontario taxpayer's expense. Please keep us up to date on this developing soap opera.

Anonymous said...

I'll avoid the temptation to mock Miller and McGuinty for a moment to ask :

Wasn't that dump built years ago?

Wasn't the zoning and approval set long before that?

Wasn't the deal to make it available to Toronto that old as well?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

PGP, my understanding of it is that the dump has indeed been operating for some time, but the deal to take Toronto's waste was just finessed last fall before the election. It will put a great strain on the environment there, which I think is what the natives are worried about since they live so close.

Don't quote me on any of this, but that's how it seems to me.