I was at Pointe-Claire municipal council last night to press the mayor for action on the 2013 PCB spill. Unfortunately, this mayor is affiliated with the Liberal Party of Québec and refuses to criticize the provincial government mismanagement and negligence with respect to cleaning up this toxic oil spill.

Rean Sayegh, her 18 month old daughter and husband live within 100 meters of the spill. The province refuses to carry out soil tests on her property. There have been many inconsistencies in the official response and last night we asked the city manager, and mayor why they sent a letter to the public health authority pressuring them to increase their reassurances with respect to the level of risk that the sight poses to public health.

We received this letter through access to information legislation and will continue to fight for the rehabilitation of this site and the surrounding sector until the issue is resolved once and for all.

In solidarity,

Alex Tyrrell
Leader of the Green Party of Québec



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