Monday, September 24, 2018


We received the Minutes of the last RAC meeting three days ago. That would be six days before the next RAC meeting which is this Thursday, September 27 at 4 pm. in Woolwich Council Chambers. Now here's the punchline. The last RAC meeting was held on April 26, 2018. Yes that is FIVE MONTHS ago. That folks is not public consultation. To just receive the Minutes of a public meeting held five months ago is asinine. Welcome to Woolwich folks. This is the home of world class polluters receiving world class adoration and protection from accountability. It is a team effort involving the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Woolwich Council, well paid client driven consultants, and last but not least, co-opted hand picked (by the polluter) citizens, willing to deliver key concessions under the guise of representing the public. No I am not describing generally citizens on TAG. There are some good ones although there are also two who are not. One of them is not a Canadian citizen, does not live in Woolwich Township and by her own admission, while allegedly representing the public, has accepted work and favours from Conestoga Rovers, decades long consultant to Uniroyal/Crompton/Chemtura. The other, while allegedly representing the public, has accepted all expense paid trips including accomodations, air travel and meals from the chemical industry lobby (CCPA/CIAC) of which Uniroyal/Crompton/Chemtura are members.

I repeat only in Woolwich Township folks is corruption so blatant and yet so unaccountable.

1 comment:

  1. I attended last afternoon's (Sept. 27/18) public RAC meeting. Lisa Schaefer, Support Specialist and Minutes writer for RAC and Tag meetings, advised me that while a copy of the Minutes was indeed only recently sent to the committee and other stakeholders that it had actually been on the Township's website for an extended period of time. Damn! Well in principle I believe that it should be sent out either by e-mail or letter to all stakeholders immediately, nevertheless this information from Lisa definitely needs to be factored into my strong criticism.