Provincial party leaders expected to attend anti-quarry rally in Milton


Published April 25, 2024 at 10:34 am

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The pre-byelection campaign to stop the reopening of a quarry in rural Milton will intensify this weekend.

ACTION Milton, the group opposing the Reid Road Quarry in Campbellville, is holding a rally at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Victoria Park.

“With the byelection next week, it’s important we show our unwavering opposition to the Campbellville Quarry,” said George Minakakis, a spokesperson for ACTION Milton. “It is imperative we keep this issue front and centre.”

Expected to speak at the event are Tim Gray of Environmental Defence, as well as speakers from Action Milton and Milton Town Council.

In addition, all candidates and their leaders for the upcoming May 2 MPP byelection have been invited to speak.

Liberal leader Bonnie Crombie and NDP leader Marit Stiles are expected to attend, as well as Green candidate Kyle Hutton, Liberal candidate Galen Naidoo Harris and NDP candidate Edie Strachan.

“The stakes couldn’t be higher,” said Minakakis. “The quarry’s potential approval threatens to contaminate Milton and Campbellville’s water supply and degrade our air quality.

“Imagine 60,000 gravel truck trips each year, stirring dust, disrupting quiet neighborhoods and compromising the safety of everyone – school children, cyclists, pedestrians and countless commuters along Hwy. 401. Moreover, blasting operations proposed alarmingly close (about 100 meters) to the highway could lead to disastrous consequences.”

Victoria Park is located at Mary and Bell streets in downtown Milton.

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