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MECP Minister Appoints Special Advisor on Recycling & Plastic Waste

Jun 10, 2019

On June 7th, Minister Rod Philips appointed David Lindsay to facilitate a process between municipal governments, producers and other stakeholders to transition the Blue Box program to full producer responsibility.

Mr. Lindsay currently serves as President and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities and previously served as President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada, a provincial Deputy Minister (Energy & Infrastructure, Northern Development, Mines & Forestry, Culture and Tourism), President and CEO of Colleges Ontario, President of the Ontario SuperBuild Corporation, and Principal Secretary and Chief of Staff 1995-1997 to the former Premier of Ontario Mike Harris. For more information please see the following links:

Mandate Letter Blue Box EPR June-2019
MECP-News-Release-Blue-Box-EPR-June-2019

In addition, to help our members understand just who David Lindsay is and who do we have at the helm we are sharing this 2012 Toronto Star column from Martin Regg Cohn:
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/05/14/cohn_how_does_a_tory_true_believer_serve_liberals_loyally.html

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