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Canadian Waste Management Symposium – A Huge Success


The first Canadian Waste Sector Symposium, organized and sponsored by the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA), was held this week. The event was oversubscribed and Rob Cook, OWMA’s Executive Director, and his assistant, Michelle Goulding, did an outstanding job with every last detail planned and executed. Attendance at the breakout sessions were standing-room only, with attendees from across Canada taking in the messages from very informative panels.
I was honoured to be the keynote dinner speaker on Tuesday night. The attendance was great and I trust my message on Politics, the Environment and the Media provided some insight into the challenges that all projects face today when it comes to approval and implementation. It was fun!!
Also, my thanks to Susan Antler of the Composting Council of Canada for inviting me to speak at their luncheon on Thursday during the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo which is Canada’s only national tradeshow serving the waste, recycling and public works market. The dedication shown by Susan, and her staff, to composting efforts across Canada is commendable. Our question and answer session at the luncheon was really enlightening on waste management issues in the country.
My sincere congratulations to Rob and his staff at OWMA and to Susan and her staff at the Composting Council for a job well done.


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