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e-2731 (Transportation)

Initiated by Stacey Newman from Milton, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • "Milton residents Affected by Intermodal Lines (R.A.I.L.)", "Milton says No", and the undersigned express our serious concern with the impact of the proposed Milton Logistics hub project by CN Rail and opposition to the proposed location in Milton, Ontario;
  • The findings from the Environmental Assessment Panel determined that CN’s proposed project will have significant adverse effects to human health that cannot be mitigated and will have devastating long-lasting impacts on residents;
  • Never before have significant adverse impacts on human health been found in previous panel reviews and no Federal Government has ever concluded that adverse effects on human health are justified in order to advance a project;
  • The panel found that the changes to air quality as a result of CN’s proposed project include an increase in three no-threshold pollutants, which are unsafe at any level;
  • Within 1 km of the proposed site there are 34,000 residents, one hospital, 12 schools, and two long-term care facilities;
  • Without direct highway access, the impact of up to 1,600 truck trips per day, 24 hours per day, seven days per week and 365 days per year would negatively affect the environment, the health and safety of residents, local roads and main commuter routes, cause congestion, toxic pollution, dust and particulates and safety issues; and
  • The health and safety of Halton residents should matter most.
We, the undersigned, residents of the Regional Municipality of Halton, call upon the Government of Canada to refuse the approval of the proposed CN Logistics Hub in Milton.
Open for signature
July 17, 2020, at 12:17 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 16, 2020, at 12:17 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Adam van Koeverden (Milton)
October 19, 2020 (Petition No. 432-00113)
Photo - Adam van Koeverden
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