Letter from Regional Chair Gary Carr
As you may know, CN is proposing to build a 400 acre truck-rail hub in the Town of Milton. As part of the Federal Review process, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is in the final stages of public consultation regarding their environmental assessment of CN’s proposed truck-rail hub and I am writing to you today to ask you to take action to have your voice heard on this issue. The Agency is accepting comments from the public on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project until August 21. I am encouraging everyone who lives or works in Halton to learn more about the proposal and to take action to make sure the Federal Government knows where you stand on this issue.
Here are the facts:
The Halton Municipalities have been advocating to the Federal Government to refuse approval of CN’s proposed truck-rail hub in Milton since 2015. My position and that of the Halton Mayors who stand with me is that this project should not go forward given the Panel’s findings of significant adverse effects on human health and the environment. If the Federal Government approves this project, they are sending a message that the health and safety of Halton residents is worth risking.
Voicing our concerns
We are concerned that this is only the start — CN has not disclosed their plans for the other 800 acres of their 1,200 acres of land in Milton, and potential expansion in the future would increase the effects on health, traffic, safety and the environment. We call on the Federal Government to do the right thing and refuse approval of CN’s proposal.
To continue our advocacy efforts against this proposed truck-rail hub, we’ve created a video that highlights the many impacts to our community and those who live here.
Make your voice heard
Now is the time to act so you can voice your opinion before the Minister’s announces a decision by September 23. To make your voice heard, you can:
For more information about CN’s proposal and the Halton Municipalities’ position on this project, please visit halton.ca/cn. Together we can do what’s right for our community and ensure that Halton remains a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.
Halton Regional Chair