Elizabeth May Joins the Fight to Stop Dump Site 41

TORONTO--Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, will join Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and environmental activist, Danny Beaton, from the Mohawk Nation, at a Queen’s Park press conference organized by Stop Dump Site 41 at 11:00 am, Thursday, January 29, 2009.  Site 41 is a proposed landfill in Simcoe County.

“Our supply of clean water is finite. Our supply of garbage does not have to be infinite.  There are better solutions to our waste problems than digging holes in the ground,” said Elizabeth May.

Pollution from Site 41 could contaminate one of the world's cleanest water aquifers and ultimately the Georgian Bay.

"Eliminating and recycling waste may be a challenge for Canadians, but it is a challenge we can solve.  The Green Party supports “Stop Dump Site 41” supporters in their pursuit of a sustainable solution," said Ms. May.

The press conference will highlight the launching of a Stop Dump Site 41 Facebook petition to the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario and John Gerretson, Ontario's Minister of Environment.  

When: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 11:00AM
Where: Media Studio, Queen’s Park, 1st Floor, Room 148

For further information on Dump Site 41:
Danny Beaton                              Stephen Ogden
416.921.0014                              705.543.1470 or 322.2398
beatondanny@yahoo.ca                stephenogden@sympatico.ca
www.dannybeaton.ca,                 www.stopdumpsite41.ca

Contact:
Michael Bernard
Communications Officer
Green Party of Canada
Office : 613 562 4916 ext. 244
Cell : 613 614 4916
Fax : 613 482 4632