Well, it's been a bit of a minor issue that's popped up in London over the last few months, whether or not to follow Calgary's and Waterloo's lead regarding removing fluoride out of the public water system.
A few articles for your reading:
I was at the meeting actually yesterday at Centennial Hall just for information sake. It was fairly entertaining, but I did end up leaving around 11:30, spent 5 hours straight there. The meeting actually didn't end till 1:10 AM or so, can't imagine what it was like to be a councilor there. Fontana looked as bored as he could ever be, but it was pretty easy to get a read on the councilor's opinions on the matter.
6 Councilors were there, being Van Meerbergen, Usher, Baechler, White, and Orser.
Baechler, White, and Orser appeared to be for the removal of fluoride, while Usher and Fontana looked like they wanted nothing to do with the matter (Usher btw is a horrible chair person to run a public meeting), while I couldn't get a read on Van Meerbergen, although I'd be surprised if he chose to remove fluoride simply due to the savings of $133,000 a year that London spends on treating the water system.
Either way, it's an issue that's starting to arise in a lot of communities in Southern Ontario, and I doubt it is going to go away. City Staff will have a report in 6 weeks based on the comments of the 50+ speakers at last night's meeting.