Sandy Shaw MPP, Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas

Government of Ontario

Get the Lead Out

Protect our Children from Lead Exposure in Schools and Child Care Centres

 

 

TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:

WHEREAS lead has negative effects on health and brain development, these impacts can be lifelong, and they are more pronounced in young children; and

WHEREAS the Ontario government has adopted a guideline for lead which allows exposure to a level of lead twice as high as the safety guideline set by the federal government; and

WHEREAS within the past four years, nearly half of Ontario schools have had at least one test for lead in drinking water that exceeds the federal
safety guideline; and

WHEREAS Ontario schools are already struggling to address a $16.8 billion repair backlog because the Ford government does not provide sufficient
funding for urgently needed school repairs; and

WE, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to:


• Adopt the federal guidelines for lead exposure,
• Immediately create a lead remediation for Ontario schools with proper funding,
• Eliminate the school repair backlog by providing the necessary resources to fix our schools.

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