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CEAA Community Letter Jan 2017

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We, the people of Milton (and Halton Region), are opposed to the proposed location of the CN Logistics Hub (also known as the CN intermodal terminal or facility). As a community, we understand that intermodal terminals are a necessity in our country—but they are dangerous, polluting facilities, which must be located immediately adjacent to major highways in regions that are appropriately planned and zoned for heavy industry. Intermodal terminals do not belong in proximity to homes, schools and environmentally-sensitive areas. This proposed Milton location will require the operations of thousands of transport trucks per day, in and out of our neighbourhoods. This location does not meet our plans or our zoning in our municipality, nor in our region. This proposed facility also directly contravenes plans in place by our provincial government. This location will be detrimental to our property values and our future employment opportunities in Milton. We implore the review panel to hear our voices, to understand that we do not wish this facility to be built at the proposed location in South Milton. We have raised our voice as a community, a town and a region in opposition to this location since 2001. The potential health and safety and economic impacts to Milton and Halton Region would be catastrophic. We enclose our comments on the sufficiency of the EIS, addressing the following areas of great concern:

  • Immunity of the federal crown and federal undertakings from provincial and municipal laws and THE PROJECT
  • Paramountcy of federal laws over provincial or municipal laws and THE PROJECT
  • Employment
  • Water
  • Natural heritage
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture
  • Constitutional considerations
  • Milton education village/university campus
  • Proximity guidelines
  • Noise & vibration
  • Further studies requested by third party, independent consultants
  • Aboriginal peoples
  • Residents have expressed concern that the proponent had pre-selected this site in Milton (the south option) and had more or less ignored the other options.
  • EIS should include all affected areas (not isolated to the PDA)
  • EIS inadequacies
  • Statistics used in EIS


Concerned residents of Milton and Halton Region

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