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Ontario Moves To Monitor Caledon Air Quality After AMO Delegation

A Caledon delegation to the Province at this year’s AMO Conference has been successful in acquiring air quality monitoring for Caledon.

The ball was set in motion at the May 24th Council meeting following a presentation by Bolton Ward 5 resident Joe Grogan.

Councillors Nick deBoer and Lynn Kiernan responded to Mr Grogan’s presentation by tabling a Motion to request a meeting with the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks at the AMO Conference to bring forward air quality concerns in the Town of Caledon, and to request on-going active monitoring in the areas outlined in the presentation.

The Motion received full Council support with the exception of Councillor Annette Groves who was missing from the meeting. Reports have surfaced that she was seen attending a BBQ Meet and Greet at Falcon Xpress Transportation Group.

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You can see the full Motion (#2022-087) in the Minutes of that meeting which can be found here

At the AMO Conference Ward 3/4 Regional Councillor Jennifer Innis led the successful delegation to the Province on this particular issue. Also in attendance were Mayor Allan Thompson, Ward 1 Area Councillor Lynn Kiernan, Ward 2 Regional Councillor Johanna Downey, Ward 2 Area Councillor Christina Early, Ward 5 Area Councillor Tony Rosa and CAO Carey Herd.

Just Sayin’ Caledon has been in contact with the Office of the Minister, Hon. David Piccini, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks who indicates that the province will use a portable air monitoring station to measure, in real time, common air pollutants typically associated with aggregate operations and vehicular traffic. These pollutants include particulate matter, black carbon, and nitrogen dioxide. The results of the study are intended to provide the municipality with baseline information as they plan for future growth.

“Clean air is essential to the health of people and the environment, which is why our government is working to ensure we are protecting local communities and collecting important air pollution data,” said David Piccini, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. “Working with the Town of Caledon is driving strategies that improve air quality, and addressing unique challenges in communities by creating tailored solutions.”

MPP Sylvia Jones added “Our government will continue to work with Caledon Council to ensure air quality is monitored regularly.  Data collected using air monitoring equipment in areas where concerns have been raised, will ensure Caledon has current data to share with residents.”

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