This link describes what the government agreed to on August 18th, 2011.
Citizens for Clean Air has been working steadily in recent months to make progress on Air Quality in the Oakville-Clarkson Airshed (OCA).
More than a decade of study has proven that pollution along the Oakville-Mississauga border is a serious health and environmental problem. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has the solution, provided in a report in June of 2010 by the Government’s own expert panel, headed by Dr. David Balsillie. The important first step is to develop an Air Quality Management System in the OCA pilot project starting with a measurement, reporting and monitoring system.
Active on Your Behalf
The volunteer Government Relations Committee for C4CA has met regularly for the past several months, focusing our energies and resources on obtaining a commitment from the government for a Comprehensive Air Management System (CAMS) in the OCA. We have had several meetings with government officials, the office of the Minister of the Environment and Opposition Conservative Party representatives. We have been working closely with Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn and Mississauga South MPP and Minister of Labour Charles Sousa. Despite many assurances by the Ontario Government that their intention is to implement this recommendation, little concrete action has been taken. No pilot has been planned or announced.
The Ontario Election
The time is now, before we choose our next provincial government, to ensure that action will be taken on this important issue. Today, we are issuing the following call for commitment on the part of all Provincial Party leaders to stop studying and start fixing the problem.
In response to the above C4CA has today issued the following press release:
C4CA Calls on All Parties to Commit to Action on Air Quality
One year later, expert recommendations remain stagnant
Monday, August 15, 2011 – Oakville, ON – Citizens for Clean Air (C4CA) is calling on each of the Provincial Parties to adopt recommendations put forward by experts to improve air quality in the Oakville-Clarkson Airshed, an area that borders Mississauga near Lake Ontario. Released more than one year ago, the report of the Southwest Greater Toronto Air Quality Task Force, headed by Dr. David Balsillie, included 35 recommendations and found “pollution from transportation, industrial and residential sources must come down.”