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Guelph City Councillor Opposes Nestlé Permit Renewal

Coun. James Gordon wants Guelph city council to officially oppose a renewal of Nestlé’s water-taking permit for its water bottling plant in Aberfoyle.

A motion from Gordon, which appears on the agenda for council’s Sept. 12 planning meeting, recommends that the city comment on Nestlé’s permit renewal application through the Ontario Environmental Registry Process by a Sept. 30 deadline.

The first-time Ward 2 councillor wants the city’s comments to Ontario’s environment ministry to “express council’s concern that the permit to take water is not in the best interest of the City of Guelph and the watershed shared by the City of Guelph,” his notice of motion states…

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