City officials met this week in Ottawa with Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Guy Lauzon, Transport Canada Officials, representatives of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Mr. Chuck Charlebois.
Mr. Charlebois has been a key player in this issue. He has been very good at keeping the media and the general public in the loop as to what is going on. At the meeting, he stipulated that the citizens of Cornwall want a “NO TANK Solution” and called for establishing a “time table” to that solution.
Mark McDonald, another very vocal activist, expressed some discontentment about Guy Lauzon’s recent statements regarding the chemical storage tanks issue. “NO TANKS — STOP NOW”, he told the Seeker and urges people to sign a petition, attend a rally or call a politician.
Speaking of rally, Jamie Gilcig of Cornwall Free News calls the population to come together and show their opposition in this matter. “I hope we can put any differences aside and pull together for the March Saturday at 2 PM from Guy Lauzon’s Office to City Hall to reinforce what Chuck Charlebois has been repeatedly stating.” said Gilcig in an email sent to the media. “NO TANKS!”
I think the message is crystal clear. And I think our city council is listening. Thank God it’s an election year!