Mr. Speaker, the next few weeks will be very important for the residents of Sydney, Cape Breton.
During this time, residents will have an opportunity to have direct input on which remediation option should be used for the cleanup of the Sydney tar ponds and coke oven sites, one of the worst contaminated sites in Canada.
Dedicated community leaders have initiated a three week campaign intended to encourage residents to fill out the workbook, which I myself filled out last week. This workbook will be used to gather the opinions of citizens on what they think are the best options for remediation.
This process involves people having a real say in determining what technologies will be used for the cleanup of this toxic site.
I encourage all residents of Sydney and surrounding communities to participate in filling out this workbook and staying involved in this important community challenge.