"I worked for the Ministry of Natural Resources through the 1980s as an inspector under the Pits and Quarries Control Act, and I was involved in the development of the Aggregate Resources Act.
Since 1989, I’ve been consulting….
There’s death, there’s taxes and there are well-meaning people who are going to be upset about pits and quarries proposed in their countryside.
Fundamentally, we have to remember that aggregate is an essential resource.
It can only be extracted where it occurs.
It belongs in rural areas.
One of the priorities for rural areas is to provide resources.
In many ways, aggregate is like agriculture. There must be a priority for these uses in rural areas.
Despite what you’ve heard, fortunately, there is no need to choose between aggregate and food.
The conflict between the two resources is not overly severe and we’re not going to starve,
James Parkin, MHBC Planning July 9, 2012 ARA review hearings"
Minebusters editorial comment:
WHAT A FUCKING IDIOT...
WHAT A MAROON
I don't make this stuff up people, read it for yourself: http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/committee-proceedings/committee_transcripts_details.do?locale=en&Date=2012-07-09&ParlCommID=8958&BillID=&Business=Aggregate+Resources+Act+review&DocumentID=26492#P61_3817