In a familiar style of operation, Toronto City Council rolled out the new Raccoon-Proof Green Bins last week and the Toronto Star reported that raccoons or squirrels were eating through the bins. Yesterday I read at there is some debate over this, that perhaps this sole example was a fabricated hoax.
In the meantime Mayor John Tory says – and here I paraphrase - “Well, we said that the raccoons would not be able to turn the dial to unlock the bins, so we were right about that”.
If it turns out to be true that Toronto’s wildlife is able to access green resources just by chewing through the bins, then to my mind only two possibilities present themselves:-
(1) Someone on Toronto City Council will be found to have a cousin whose brother-in-law runs a plastics fabrication factory or
(2) Toronto City Council merely rubber-stamps any suppliers statement that “wildlife can’t chew through the bins” without ordering an independent set of tests on such things as Green Bins with tantalizing food scraps within.
If my first theory is correct, the Toronto Star will already have a cub reporter on the trail, digging through the paperwork to find the relationship.
If my second theory is correct, the Toronto Star will already have a cub reporter on the trail, digging through the paperwork to find the failure.