just got off the phone with federal MP Francis Scarpeleggia (LPC) about the PCO spill in Pointe-Claire, which is at the heart of his constituency.

Mr. Scarpaleggia informed me that he gets most of his knowledge from the media, such as The Gazette.

He points out that contamination of the water table in Pointe-Claire is not dangerous for citizens, because we don't drink the water. In his opinion, the only major risk of this contamination is the possibility of fire.

He was also unaware that 50 daycare centers in the region had been advised to have an evacuation plan that would take children several kilometers from the site in the event of a fire.

I would point out that local citizens have still not been notified of the new emergency measures, nor told not to eat the vegetables they have grown in their gardens. What's more, the site is filled with dry soil contaminated with BCP, which is stirred up by the wind and breathed in by citizens on a daily basis.

Here's an example of a politician basing his political opinions not on the words of experts or scientists, but rather on the words of a right-wing media channel trying to minimize the scale of the situation for the benefit of the private sector.

Bravo Mr. Scarpaleggia.

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