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Ontario at Odds Over Fluoridation of Water in Municipalities


October 13, 2016
by Dalson Chen, Windsor Star

The provincial government may want to prevent municipalities from removing fluoride from their water supplies — but that doesn’t mean much for fluoride-free Windsor.

Last week, the Ontario legislature passed a non-binding motion that would “remove the portions of the Ontario Municipal Act that allow a municipality to … opt out of fluoridation of its drinking water.”

The motion was put forward by Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Bob Delaney, whose home region of Peel has been discussing an end to water fluoridation.

Delaney argued that the province should provide financial and technical assistance to communities “so that all Ontarians, to the fullest extent practicable, are protected with municipal drinking water fluoridation.”

To view the full story, please visit: http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/ontario-move-toward-mandatory-water-fluoridation-doesnt-mean-much-for-fluoride-free-windsor