In our continuing efforts to stop future power plants from being built in the Oakville/Clarkson airshed, the Council meeting Monday night at 7pm is very important. We realize this is short notice. Town Council will be considering recommendations to change the implementation schedule for some components of the health protection air quality by-law. Although the by-law is not targeted at any specific plant, it will do a lot to help protect our rights for clean air. The provincial Ministry of the Environment has announced plans to investigate and potentially improve standards on air quality. We support these efforts. In the absence of appropriate provincial air quality standards, however, C4CA believes municipalities have a responsibility to take action to protect the health and safety of their communities through heath protection bylaws or other measures. As a result, C4CA supports the Town of Oakville’s Health Protection Air Quality By-law 2010-035, until an appropriate provincial wide air quality standard is put in place.

It is important that our voices be heard to support the town’s by-law. If possible, come out Monday night and let Town Council know that you support their efforts. If you cannot make the meeting, send an email to Mayor Burton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and cc Minister Wilkinson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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