MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Delivering Petitions on Petcoke and Closure of the Olde Sandwich Towne Post Office

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the second petition is in regard to pet coke which is now being stored on the Detroit River. The petitioners call for the Minister of the Environment to invoke the International Joint Commission.

     This pet coke is a bi-product of manufactured bitumen at a Marathon plant, and now it is stored right on the riverfront with very little regulations and oversight. There are actually other locations that are now starting to get these, including the one in Essex County that has also emerged.

 Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to table.

    The first petition is a call for the government to cease closure of the Sandwich town post office. Unfortunately, the government has chosen to go ahead with that. Councillor Ron Jones and I were actually in the building the other day, and we were mortified by the condition of the building. The petitioners would like answers, and we would like to see that it at least go to the community.