There will be no referendum during the next Hamilton municipal election in regards to whether the city should continue putting fluoride in the drinking water.
Councillor Brad Clark has withdrawn his motion after failing to gain the support of colleagues.
Opponents of the referendum worry about ballot decisions based on emotion and Google searches rather than “trusted medical advice”. Supporters insist that citizens have the right to decide what goes into their bodies
Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, the city’s medical officer of health, presented the medical opinion stressing that the program is an “overall benefit” to the community.
Clark withdrew his motion after other councillors stressed that the fluoride issue is not a current priority for the city.