Tilson honours megaquarry volunteers in the house of commons

January 29, 2021

OTTAWA, ON – This afternoon, Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson rose in the House of Commons to pay tribute to the thousands of volunteers whose efforts caused the Highland Companies to withdraw their application for a megaquarry in Melancthon Township. Mr. Tilson said:

“Mr. Speaker, the Highland Companies have withdrawn their application for the proposed megaquarry in Melancthon Township in my riding of Dufferin-Caledon.

I want to thank the members of the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce and in particular Carl Cosack, Dale Rutledge and Fred Von Veh.

I want to thank Robert and Donna Wells for their photographic and fundraising contributions.

I want to thank Chef Michael Stadtlander and the organizers of Foodstock and Soupstock, which spread the message about the megaquarry well beyond the borders of Dufferin-Caledon and into the GTA.

Finally, I want to thank the tens of thousands of Canadians from all across the country who signed the petition which I presented in this place virtually every week over the past year and a half.

Thanks to the efforts of these and countless others, prime Ontario farmland has been saved and our valuable water sources protected.”