Cornwall tanks included in promo material distributed province-wide

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This map of Ontario was included in an item published in the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors 2014 directory.

CORNWALL, Ontario - Word of the chemical tanks on the city's waterfront is spreading across parts of Ontario by way of a provincial trade directory.

Promotion material for Trillium Distribution, a subsidiary of Pollard Highway Products, has been published in a directory put out by the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors.

The one-page item includes a map of Ontario, with the "new" Cornwall facility featured, in addition to similar locations across the province.

The directory was sent out to dozens of advertisers and clients throughout the province just a few weeks ago and sources tell Seaway News it was also handed out at the Ontario Good Roads Convention in Toronto recently.

The material was posted on social media by the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce recently, and has been shared by other users.

Trillium spokespeople have not returned phone calls for comment, but Chuck Charlebois, president of Groupe Renaissance Group in Cornwall and a critic of the project was unimpressed.

"They seem to be the only ones doing their homework," Charlebois said, suggesting government officials are dragging their heels. "No one else has.

"I guess they're doing their jobs ok."

It should be noted the city, Akwesasne and Transport Canada are entering into negotiations that could result in the federal government divesting itself of the waterfront lands - which would then be assumed by the city and Akwesasne, presumably.

It's unclear if that will actually become a reality, and it's also unknown what will happen to the existing lease between the federal government and Trillium under such a scenario.

Organizations: Pollard Highway Products, Area Chamber of Commerce

Geographic location: Ontario

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