Tire burning update

When he was in opposition, Fisheries Minister Keith Colwell introduced a bill to ban the burning of tires which passed in 2008. But now, his government has granted LaFarge Canada a permit to burn tires to produce power at its cement plant near Brookfield. Colwell says he hasn’t changed his mind that burning tires is a bad thing, but he can live with this decision if science backs up burning them for a particular use.

Citizens Against Burning of Tires is fighting the pilot project calling it an environmental threat which could release dioxins into the air.