Protecting the land for the future

The Greater Toronto area has some of the fastest development growth in North America. From highway expansion to subway projects condo development and re-development. Millions of tonnes of soil is being dumped in old gravel pits, wetlands, farmers fields, aerodromes and now in First Nations territories. And First Nations people are the ones unwittingly accepting truckloads of dirt and cashing in on the soil no one wants to the tune of $300 to $1,500 a load while being fooled into believing it’s clean. A single Toronto project can produce 150,000 truckloads of dirt that has to be dumped somewhere. Soil that can be contaminated with petroleum, heavy metals… toxins. Some of the soil may in fact be virgin soil but chances are scarce. Especially since the Brown-field Act was passed…

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