Letter from Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford supporting Ernie Hardeman’s bill to give municipalities the right to approve landfills

Published on May 28, 2018

Dear Mayor Comiskey,

Thank you very much for your congratulations, and for bringing this local issue to my attention.

Over the last couple of months, I have had a number of conversations with Ernie Hardeman where he has raised the importance of this issue for your community. Ernie is a champion for the people of Oxford, and if re-elected, he will continue to ensure they have a voice at the table at Queen’s Park.

As a former city councillor, I respect the right for local municipalities to make the decisions best for their communities.

Landfills should not be rammed down the throats of communities who have legitimate environmental concerns. It should be those on the ground - who understand the ins and outs of the community - who should be making these decisions, not the bureaucrats with a rubber stamp in Downtown Toronto.

I am fully supportive of Ernie Hardeman’s Private Member’s Bill, and if elected Premier, I look forward to giving municipalities a voice in planning decisions.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or recommendations.

Regards,

Doug Ford

Leader of the Ontario PC Party