"Chemical Valley Health Issues Prompt Lawsuit Against Queen's Park"

"An embattled first nations community situated in the heart of Ontario's Chemical Valley will announce a landmark lawsuit Monday morning targeting the province's role in long-standing health problems throughout the town and neighbouring city of Sarnia.

Residents of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation will join lawyers and scientists from Ecojustice – formerly the Sierra Legal Defence Fund – in launching the legal action at Queen's Park.

Ecojustice is spearheading the suit which relates to a decades-long battle to convince the province that the cumulative emissions of 67 industrial facilities is to blame for the high rate of several medical conditions in the region."

Patrick White reports for the Toronto Globe and Mail November 1, 2010.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010