The report, available at cupe.ca, documents the sorry record of corruption and environmental damage by the projects corporate sponsor.
“The Adams Mine will be operated by Canadian Waste Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of WMI of Houston, Texas, “CUPE Ontario secretary-treasurer Brian OKeefe told journalists. “WMI is the continents largest waste conglomerate and is well known for its unscrupulous environmental and business practices.”
Citing recent examples of stock fraud and criminal activity, OKeefe stressed that there is a viable alternative.
“Council can quickly put in place a comprehensive, integrated public waste management plan which reduces and recycles our waste,” he said. “Thered be no need for rail-haul.”
CUPE 416 has proposed that Toronto adopt a two-stream, wet-dry recycling system that keeps control of the waste stream in public hands, similar to the model in Guelph, Ontario.
In a news conference October 18 CUPE locals in Toronto also announced their list of recommended candidates in the upcoming municipal elections.