The community of Southgate, Ontario is fighting to stop a sewage sludge treatment plant from being built there, beside a wetland and a few hundred meters from the local elementary school.
Unfortunately, their Mayor and Council appear to be going out of their way to help bring the plant -- and hundreds of tonnes per day of Toronto sewage sludge -- to the tiny community.
Real democracy requires transparency and when elected officials meet corporate interests quietly, behind the scenes and "in-camera" (which actually means no cameras or members of the public are allowed to know what is discussed) there is no chance that democracy will be served.
This is a common occurrence in the battle between the residents of Southgate and their elected officials.
I know the ratepayers being SLAPPED by their own local government could use some help, even a posting on facebook to let them know to never give up.
Facebook - STOP the Bio-Solids Plant from Being In a Town or near Housing
Website - www.stopthewastepark.com