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‘People have a right to see’ garbage incinerator deal: Ajax mayor

That’s the $260 million question, as Roger Anderson’s pen hovers over the deal to build the GTA’s first garbage incinerator in 20 years.

Will he or won’t he?

That’s the $260 million question, as Roger Anderson’s pen hovers over the deal to build the GTA’s first garbage incinerator in 20 years.

The chair of Durham Region has signing authority on the contract and opponents of the controversial energy-from-waste plant fear he’ll use it before the new council gets a look at the details.

They meet Dec. 8 and the environment ministry’s final approval, which is required before the deal can be signed, is believed to be imminent.

“This is a contract worth a quarter of a billion dollars and it’s absolutely essential it should come back to the new council to establish if it’s a good deal,” says Ajax Mayor Steve Parish.

“People have a right to see it. It’s their money and the future of their waste manage­ment for the next 25 years.”

Anderson, a strong proponent of the project, hasn’t said he’ll bring the agreement back to council, which indicates he probably won’t, says Parish.

Anderson could not be reached for comment.

 
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