Word on the street about the Aggregate Resource Act review hearings today....Mayor Bill Hill came out very strong.
“In closing, I would like to suggest that
those that support the concept of a mega quarry take a short drive up the road
to our Township. I will personally introduce you to the multi-generational
farmers who are concerned and worried for their future and livelihood as they
have not sold out. I will introduce you to the business owners who have seen
their business decline because they may deal with one side or the other of the
quarry issue. I will show you where 30 homesteads once stood that have been torn
down to make room for the quarry. I will introduce you to Women’s Institute
Members who have challenges rounding up support and pies for their long standing
“strawberry suppers”. All this, before a shovel has hit the ground. It is easy
for some to support a concept that will not impact them or their Community.”
Bill Hill, letter to Standing Committe on General Government, May 14, 2012
Kudos and thanks very much.
I once heard someone (Carl Cosack) comment on this issue and our local Councils, "If you lead, we will follow".
I am going all Pied Piper on Mayor Hill right now!!
Oh my God, I do believe I have a heart.