Mayor Boom Boom may have a tough time stemming the flow of guns and revitalizing the waterfront during the short life of his mandate but the one problem he could conceivably tackle, if not solve, is the trashiest of them all. As folks from Ottawa to Napanee to Michigan (‘We Don’t Want to be Canada’s Trash Can”) angrily tell the big guy to keep his garbage on site, where is Mayor Dave’s plan? Leaving Republic Waste Management to find dumping grounds if any of the States close their borders to trash seems shortsighted at best. This morning City officials told the CBC that our trash crisis is something that may take ten years to figure out. “Torontonians aren’t proud of it, but we have a right to do it,” said the Mayor. Nafta-given right or no, the Mayor should be putting in place strategies to solve the trash crisis, ten years or a dozen in the working, rather than defending to the death our right to dump.
Of course, solutions aren’t growing on trees, and the Mayor’s diversion goals are laudable and effective to a point. But enough with the sweeping our troubles to Michigan. MDM, what’s up? Solutions, anyone?