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Community Right to Know E-Bulletin (July 2007)

One Step Closer to a CRTK Bylaw!

Good Morning!

Yesterday was a very exciting day at City Hall as the City of Toronto moved one step closer to a Community Right to Know Bylaw.  The Board of Health (BOH) voted in favour of Toronto Public Health's (TPH) recommendation to develop a mandatory environmental reporting program which would require facilities to report the use and emissions of 25 toxic chemicals of priority health concern.  TPH is due to report back to the BOH in spring 2008 on a draft bylaw and implementation plan.

View the full report:
http://www.toronto.ca/health/hphe/pdf/boh_july2007_access_to_environment...

Here are links to some of the latest press on right to know:

Toronto Star, Editorial, Monday, July 9th, 2007
"Toxins and small businesses"
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/233327

Globe and Mail, Monday, July 9th, 2007
"Right to Know may apply to the little guys"  Martin Mittelstaedt
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070709.wtotoxic09/B...

Toronto Star, Friday, July 6th, 2007
"Dangerous air spurs call for pollution disclosure" Peter Gorrie
http://www.thestar.com/article/233036

Our sincere thanks to all of you have supported the campaign, there are still hurdles to overcome and we will continue to need your support but today, we can certainly say, we do see a light at the end of the tunnel!

All the best,

Lina Cino
Toxics Campaign Co-ordinator
Toronto Environmental Alliance
201 - 30 Duncan Street
Toronto, ON M5V 2C3
tel: 416-596-0660
fax:416-596-0345
lina@torontoenvironment.org