Today at 4 p.m. the Honourable Robert Armstrong Q.C. released his arbitration decision related to the amount of the 2014 Blue Box payment to municipalities from the steward producers.

The municipalities were represented by AMO and the City of Toronto and the steward producers were represented by Stewardship Ontario.

The Arbitrator concluded that the 2014 Steward Obligation is $115,172,322. The current value of the interim 2014 payments is $99.5 million.

The written decision is 122 pages and is quite detailed. All the parties will be reviewing the decision more fully and will be providing additional information to their respective membership shortly.

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