A letter was published today on StittsvilleCentral.ca about one area youth’s fight against the expansion of the Carp Road landfill:
At the recent “We Day” in Ottawa, where 16,000 young people gathered to celebrate how youth are making a difference in their local and global communities, my daughter Maddy Moffatt received a “shout out” at the event.
They showed a photo and talked about Maddy’s efforts to fight Waste Management’s new landfill expansion on Carp Road. It’s hard to believe that Maddy was six years old when the fight to stop the landfill began!
The shout out talked about how Maddy, along with our family, got involved in the issue. She would attend events and could confidently explain to anyone the extent and flow of the groundwater contamination from the dump. Or, she would explain how landfill odour was toxic and would affect our community. They also mentioned that Maddy would not hesitate to confront politicians including the mayor (Jim Watson) or our local MPP (Jack MacLaren) to ask them what they were going do to about the issue. She wrote letters to the Mayor and the Ontario Minister of Environment.