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Queen’s Park Anti-Incineration Rally a Huge Success

A coalition of citizens and NGOs from Durham Region, Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario held a rally at Queen’s Park, Thursday, May 13 2010 to tell the Ontario government that incineration is not a sensible solution to our growing waste problem.

A number of speakers addressed the situation, including PCN’s Incineration Campaign Coordinator Linda Gasser, Toronto Environmental Alliance’s Heather Marshall, and Greenpeace Canada’s Dave Martin.

The Ontario Minister of the Environment, Hon. John Gerretsen is expected to make a decision shortly on the environmental assessment for a proposed waste incinerator in Durham Region (send him an email). If approved, this would be the first new municipal waste incinerator in Ontario in over 20 years. Opponents of garbage burning are worried that if approved, it could be the first of many in southern Ontario and elsewhere in Canada.



PCN’s Incineration Campaign Coordinator Linda Gasser


Master of Ceremonies Dave Renaud, PCN Board Member and CAW Durham Regional Environmental Council member


Musical Performance


Toronto Environmental Alliance’s Heather Marshall


Citizens from across Ontario came to Queen’s Park for the Rally


Greenpeace Canada’s Dave Martin addresses the crowd


Citizens from across Ontario came to Queen’s Park for the Rally



For more information about incineration and what you can do, visit the PCN Incineration Campaign Webpage.