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e-113 (Rail transportation)

Initiated by Rita Vogel-Post from Milton, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • R.A.I.L. (Residents Affected By Intermodal Lines), MILTON SAYS NO, and the undersigned express our concern about the impact of the “proposed” CN major Intermodal Terminal Facility in our community and our opposition to the development of the “proposed” CN major Intermodal Terminal Facility on existing agricultural land in Milton;
  • this intermodal terminal will have devastating long lasting impacts on the local residents, the Town of Milton and the Regional Municipality of Halton and surrounding communities;
  • the proposed CN intermodal terminal will have severe impacts on the region in question-disappearing farm land, destruction of residential living areas, destruction of the environment, noise, vibration, light trespass, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and hazardous materials use, water depletion and contamination, destruction of water courses, wetlands, trees, wildlife, and will negatively affect our health, quality of life, safety and well being;
  • the impact of substantial truck traffic of up to 3,000 trucks per day, affecting our environment, our health and safety, our existing infrastructure, our local roads and local road crossings which act as main commuter routes, bus routes and provide access to our local hospital, schools, fire department, police and emergency vehicles, will all suffer from further wear, congestion, toxic pollution, dust and particulates; and
  • the proposed development is contrary to the Halton Urban Structure Plans and the Region of Halton Official Plan and the Town of Milton’s Official Plan.
We, the undersigned, residents of the Regional Municipality of Halton, draw the attention of the House to the above and; request (or call upon) the Government of Canada to stop the development of the proposed CN (Canadian National Railway Company) major Intermodal Terminal Facility in the Town of Milton or surrounding area.
Government response tabled on August 17, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-10-05)
Open for signature
January 8, 2016, at 3:48 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 7, 2016, at 3:48 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Lisa Raitt (Milton)
June 1, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00366)
Government response tabled
August 17, 2016
Photo - Lisa Raitt
Conservative Caucus
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