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Anatomy of a Letter

In October, 2010 the Ontario Liberal government backpedaled on a program via which producers would have paid to safely dispose an expanded list of household hazardous wastes. The move was in response to public outcry over confusing and...


In October, 2010 the Ontario Liberal government backpedaled on a program via which producers would have paid to safely dispose an expanded list of household hazardous wastes. The move was in response to public outcry over confusing and inconsistent eco fees that some retailers placed on certain products. Result? A watered-down program funded by taxpayers. A close look at a letter to the environment minister highlights how industry exploited the confusion.


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