Recently I asked senior officials at Environment Canada what would happen if I stood at the edge of my riding and poured the following chemicals into Lake Ontario: benzene, a known carcinogen; toluene, a neurotoxin; ethylbenzene, which causes blood disorders; methanol, which causes blurred vision; and naphthalene, which causes abdominal pain and nausea. The fact is that I’d be in violation of several pieces of federal legislation. Under the Fisheries Act alone, I could face a fine of
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