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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
A win for the green bin
Going into the meeting, I was pretty confident about the outcome. Not only had we received many messages of support from the public, but the chair of ETC had "had an epiphany" and decided green bins were a good idea after all. Word on the street has it that he received a strong message from some members of his London Fanshawe Federal Liberal Campaign Team. A vote against green bins certainly would not have stood him in good stead in trying to unseat Irene Mathyssen who is well-known for her strong environmentalist stance.
This is very re-assuring. I had been concerned that given the composition of the ETC, environmental issues would be given short shrift in this last year of the current council. But one can never tell when political ambition vies with ideological conviction. There may be more epiphanies to come!
Posted by Gina Barber at 7:45 PM