Canadian lakes to be reclassified as toxic waste dumps

Oh how I love Canadian mining companies. Timber companies too. But mining companies take the cake. And the short-sighted gov’ts that roll over spreading the icing on the cake… they’re great too. :puke:

[quote=“CBC”]CBC News has learned that 16 Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly “reclassified” as toxic dump sites for mines. The lakes include prime wilderness fishing lakes from B.C. to Newfoundland.

Environmentalists say the process amounts to a “hidden subsidy” to mining companies, allowing them to get around laws against the destruction of fish habitat.

Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as “tailings impoundment areas.”

That means mining companies don’t need to build containment ponds for toxic mine tailings.[/quote]

Way to go Stephen “Baby Bush” Harper! With the land mass of Canada surely there are better options other than poisoning our wildlife. The environmentalists are going to go nuts over this.

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