February 9, 2011
By Licia Corbella
Maybe there’s something in the water, but this city council sure knows how to make a decision. No waffling, no calls for endless studies, just bold, potentially controversial and right-minded decisions. It’s as though someone turned on the tap and common sense and courage started to flow at City Hall.
On Tuesday, Calgary’s city council voted overwhelmingly in favour of no longer adding the industrial waste product of fluoride to our water supply.
After just two and a half hours of debate, a vote was held and 10 aldermen voted to do the right thing and stop mass-medicating 1.1 million citizens. Only three aldermen voted to keep fluoride after first trying to put the question to a plebiscite and then trying to have it studied again by scientists at the University of Calgary.