*Please see the media release below, issued by the Region of Halton.
The Regional Municipality of Halton
For Immediate Release
January 28, 2020
On January 27, 2020, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada released on its public website a copy of the report by the federal review panel regarding CN’s proposed truck-rail hub in Milton.
The Panel determined that CN’s project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects on air quality and human health. The Review Panel Report will now be reviewed by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the federal Cabinet.
“We thank the Review Panel for its work recognizing that this project has significant environmental concerns for Milton residents. We are calling on the Federal Government to stand up for Halton regarding our concerns about CN’s proposal. We are confident the Minister, the federal Cabinet and all our federal Members of Parliament will do the right thing for the people of Milton and Halton Region.” — Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr
For more information about CN’s proposal and the Halton Municipalities position on this project, please visit halton.ca/cn.
MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:
We’ve committed to letting the evidence lead our discussions. We now know there would be significant adverse effects on air quality and human health. We now ask the federal government to do the right thing in light of this information.
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist.