The ARA is more than 40 years old and heavily weighted in favour of aggregate trumps everything, food, water, people, etc.
We cheered, we thanked them and many voted them back into office again.
With no notice, except apparently to: Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, St Marys Cement, Ontario Professional Planners Institute, Holcim Canada, MNR and Environmental Commissioner (he is one of the good guys for sure) the hearings will start TOMORROW and will only be conducted in Toronto and for a total of six hours over four days.
Should we be surprised? No, when the ARA was ordered the wording in the minutes stated: "to strengthen the Aggregate Act"....
Another slap in the face to rural Ontario-just like wind turbines for the much needed hydro in Toronto, hydro corridors that run directly to Toronto, killing the horse racing industry that provides up to 60,000 jobs for rural Ontario, incinerators and sludge factories to dump GTA garbage and of course dumping of fill from the GTA in rural Ontario, generally on properties that were purchased by the construction industry and once filled with fill they walk away.
But many rural municipalities and Ontarians have had enough.
With LOTS of notice to all, the Warden of the County of Wellington is inviting rural Ontario to a meeting on May 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Aboyne Hall in the County of Wellington Museum,
It would be nice to see some representation from the urban areas, showing they recognize that killing the host that feeds and waters them is the demise of everyone.