Why the United States has become Canada's largest garbage dump

TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ - A botched billion-dollar contract, environmental terrorism and a tale of political cowardice are at the centre of a new book to be released this month.

TRASHED by Gordon McGuinty is the real story of how the Adams Mine landfill project, the most environmentally sound and cost-effective solution to Ontario's garbage crisis was killed by political mismanagement at the City of Toronto in 2000, and by personal political agendas in the Government of Ontario in 2004.

In TRASHED McGuinty tells why Premier Dalton McGuinty killed the deal and the roles played by Mike Harris, Bob Rae, Jack Layton and Mel Lastman. He shows that instead of finding a homegrown solution, our politicians elected to truck millions of tonnes of Ontario garbage to landfills in Michigan.

Gordon McGuinty was responsible for the development of the Adams Mine landfill in Northern Ontario, which survived 14-years of environmental assessments and offered a far greater capacity than either Michigan or the new Green Lane site near London. The Adams Mine would also have provided millions of dollars in economic stimulus to the northern Ontario region, and helped to eliminate the province's garbage disposal crisis.

"History continues to show that today's politicians are more concerned with getting re-elected than making the right decisions for the environment," said Gordon McGuinty. "The Adams Mine was the safest landfill in Canada, lack of political will killed it."


For further information: For further information: Elizabeth Fournier, (705) 495-1737, efnotre@vianet.on.ca or visit www.gordonmcguinty.com

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