Original language of petition: English
The proposed Milton Logistics Hub Project is undergoing an environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. On July 20, 2015, the Minister of Environment referred the environmental assessment to an independent review panel after considering its potential to cause significant adverse environmental effects, and concerns expressed by the public and Indigenous groups in relation to these effects.
The Review Panel submitted its report on January 27, 2020. The panel report is available to the public at the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry.
The Project has undergone a rigorous environmental assessment, based on scientific evidence, that takes into account the potential impacts of the Project on local communities and Indigenous Peoples.
On September 21, 2020, a notice was posted to the Registry that the Governor in Council had extended the time limit for the issuance of the Decision Statement by 90 days. The new date for issuing the decision statement is no later than December 22, 2020.
The Government of Canada recognizes the economic importance of this project and the real concerns expressed by the local community and the Regional Municipality of Halton. The Government of Canada will consider the Review Panel Report and will make a decision on the project by December 22, 2020.
Over 300 legally-binding conditions have been developed and subject to public consultation through the assessment process. These proposed conditions would protect the environment and ensure ongoing community engagement, including mitigation measures and follow-up program requirements with which the proponent must comply throughout the life of the project. These proposed conditions would mitigate effects on air quality, groundwater and surface water, migratory birds, species at risk, fish and fish habitat, human health, the use of lands and resources by Indigenous Peoples, and physical and cultural heritage.
Should the Project be approved under CEAA 2012, the Canadian Transportation Agency would be required to make a decision under the Canada Transportation Act.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||2|
|Prince Edward Island||1|