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'It's a disgrace': One year after Ontario promised change, toxic emissions are still spilling into Sarnia

Toxic releases are still very common, despite provincial government promises to crack down on the problem. Local residents say the alerts and scares are far too common. “They just tell us ... to just shut your doors and your windows and shut off your air conditioning," said one resident who lives near a refinery.
Abbotsford Conservative MP Ed Fast takes part in a development and sustainability panel during the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa on Feb. 10, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault

Canada's toxic refinery emissions 'wake-up call' to MPs

The federal government is failing to protect Canadians from toxic refinery emissions pumped into the air at rates far above those in the United States, opposition politicians said Thursday in response to a Toronto Star/Global News/National Observer investigation. Federal MPs said they were shocked and troubled by the findings.