Saturday, October 4, 2008

Who's Counting, Part Two?

Let me see if I've got this.

The country is rife with ecological saviours, including 4,200 departments of various governments that are monitoring our climate change behaviour.

Suzuki and friends are on every street corner, in every dumpster bin, atop every oil derrick making sure we mind our P's and Q's.

There are Green Parties and Green Party candidates coming out of the old forest growth woodwork.

And yet...


OTTAWA -- The City of Ottawa could be fined tens of millions of dollars next week after pleading guilty to dumping close to one billion litres of raw sewage into the Ottawa River and failing to report it. At a court hearing Friday, lawyers for the city and the Ontario Environment Ministry agreed to a statement of facts on the August 2006 spill. But the two sides are continuing a discussion on the appropriate punishment and could make a sentencing submission to the court Oct. 10. The fines for the spill range from $25,000 a day to $6 million a day. For the 12-day period of the spill, the city faces a fine of between $300,000 and $72 million.

This is the capital of the country. This is the home of parliament.

What? Nobody noticed?

Nobody was keeping track?



Anonymous said...

Maybe they couldn't tell the difference from the strong stench emanating from Parliament hill?

Anonymous said...

The same thing is happening in Victoria, where raw sewage is being pumped into the harbour.

David in North Burnaby BC said...

"This is the capital of the country. This is the home of parliament."

Really quite appropriate imho.