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Rhetoric heating up in battle over Xinyi plant

January 22, 2021  By Colin Butler/CBC News

A Chinese glassmaker called opposition groups looking to stop its proposed $400-million plant “elitist” and “prejudiced,” adding fuel to an increasingly fiery debate that city hall officials have now put on hold amid the worsening coronavirus crisis.

On Thursday, Stratford city hall announced it would temporarily shelve making a decision on the controversial project, citing the sweeping stay-at-home order made on Wednesday by the provincial government. The order was declared to keep new cases of the virus from overwhelming the provincial health system.

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