Monday, May 16, 2022


My Delegation is this evening at the Woolwich Council Meeting that starts at 7 pm. That said I would not be surprised if my Delegation doesn't get going much before 8 pm. due to many Agenda items before me.  Regarding the title above does anyone seriously believe that an informed discussion or statement by the U.S., U.K. or Germany about the Ukraine and human rights would be listened to, other than perfunctorily, by Vladimir Putin? How about a discussion on prisoners' rights by Assad of Syria. Not a chance. Now while these may be extreme examples a less extreme and local example would be Lanxess refusing to listen to TAG members  expressing concerns over the pathetic "investigation" of the Stroh Drain area. Not a single soil sample by Lanxess or their consultants was taken. No amount of data (i.e. sediment samples) , logic or other strong evidence has been given even a second's credence by Lanxess. That is a biased, self-serving audience at its' worst.                                                                                                                            .............................................................................                                                                                              Tonite I'm speaking about the Bolender Park Landfill. Primarily I will be using reports by Conestoga Rovers & Assoc. commissioned by Woolwich Township although I will include some very recent data from R.J. Burnside  produced for the proponent who wishes to develop the landfill into a parking lot for trucks and trailers. The data speaks for itself yet past Woolwich Councils have demonstrated an uncanny ability to hold their noses, roll their eyes and cover their ears. Why? Are they embarassed? Are they feeling guilty? Are they automatically circling the wagons and going into a defensive shell because they don't want to admit that Councils sometimes make bad decisions? It's hard to say but at the least I expect a tough audience as their predecessor council including the current mayor and a couple of others were totally unhelpful and unreasonable five to six years ago. No questions and no clarifications requested. Also no criticism or challenges from councillors presented to any of the facts they received. Just a huge blank wall from apparently uninterested councillors. What a way to run a railroad.                                                                                                                                

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