Site 41 Update – McGuinty Speaks

Danny Beaton, left, and other protesters attempted to confront the premier at Georgian College in Barrie, July 7, 2009.

Toronto Star, July 8:

[Y]esterday, several dozen placard-toting dump opponents tried to speak with [Dalton] McGuinty at an infrastructure funding announcement at Georgian College in Barrie, but were escorted off campus by city police. Officers said college officials had asked them to eject the peaceful protesters.While McGuinty refused to meet with the demonstrators, he said he appreciated their concerns.

“I know it is a difficult issue for some of the folks around here and I can understand that,” he told reporters.

“We need landfill sites,” he said, noting that work surrounding Site 41 has been going on for 15 years. “The best advice that we’re getting is … we can do this in a way that does not compromise the quality of the environment.”

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