Fonds S441-453 - John Jackson fonds

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CA ON00362 S441-453


John Jackson fonds


  • 1978-2000 (Creation)

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14.5 m of textual records

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(1947 -)

Biographical history

John Jackson (1947 - ) is an environmental activist in Ontario, Canada. Jackson received his BA from the University of Waterloo in 1969. He is a researcher, project director, advisor, chair and coordinator of numerous environmental agencies. Jackson served as President of the Ontario Toxic Waste Research Coalition, a citizens' and agricultural group which succeeded in halting the Ontario Waste Management Corporation's plans to build a hazardous waste plant in West Lincoln in the Niagara Peninsula. In recognition of his leadership, John Jackson was presented a scroll by the Member of Provincial Parliament for the Riding of Lincoln.

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OTWRC is a group of citizens' and agricultural groups who succeeded in cancelling the Ontario Waste Management Corporation's plans to build a hazardous waste plant in West Lincoln in the Niagara Peninsula. The group now comments on hazardous waste issues in Ontario and pushes for waste elimination.

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The fonds was acquired from John Jackson in 2000.

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The collection consists of files, correspondence, newspaper clippings, background information, hearing transcripts and other material associated with John Jackson's role in the Ontario Toxic Waste Research Coalition. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Personal Ontario Toxic Waste Research Coalition

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