The most recent example of this partnership is a joint
proposal made by CRFA President Doug Needham and ORHMA
President Terry Mundell to a Region of York committee
in May 2002, concerning a ventilation demonstration
project they proposed to set up in the Region. York
Region Council's Committee on Health and Emergency Medical
Services directed staff to assess the CRFA/ORHMA proposed
demonstration and report back to it on September 5th.
Staff did so in a detailed report which recommended
rejection of the proposed project on several grounds,
not the least of which was that an unenclosed ventilation
demonstration project in a York Region restaurant would
contravene the terms of the Region's current bylaw,
which makes all restaurants either 100% smoke-free or
provides an allowance for smoking only in a separately-enclosed,
separately-ventilated smoking room.
The staff report, and a related background engineering
report assessing the outcome of the Black Dog Pub demonstration
project, are available from the OCAT office.
The CRFA has also been mentioned in CTMC memoranda
as having led a pro-ventilation lobbying effort in Nova
here to view the memo.