CN thanks participants in Milton Logistics Hub public hearing and reiterates its ongoing commitment to engaging with residents.
MILTON – CN would like to thank all those who participated in the public hearing phase of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) Review Panel process for CN’s proposed Milton Logistics Hub. The Project is undergoing an environmental assessment by an independent joint review panel, under CEAA 2012. The public hearing phase of this process began on June 19, 2019 and concluded on Friday, July 19, 2019.
“We appreciate the contributions of all the participants in this important process, and of those who have continued to provide input on the Project since it was first announced in March 2015,” said Mark Lerner, vice-president of Corporate Marketing at CN. “We believe this has led to a more thorough and robust evaluation of our extensive work.”
CN has made significant efforts to consult and engage with community members, Indigenous groups, local governments, stakeholders, agencies and other interested parties prior to and since the Project was announced. We have listened intently to all of the feedback received throughout Project development and in refining proposed mitigation measures.
The proposed project would add much-needed inland intermodal capacity in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area, Canada’s largest and fastest growing region. One intermodal train can remove the equivalent of over 280 long-haul trucks from regional highways.
“We know our job is not done – CN will continue to engage with the community and stakeholders,” added Lerner. “The Milton Information Centre will remain open for visitors to seek information from and provide input to CN.”
The project website, email address, and phone number will also remain available to those who would like to receive more information. More information on CN’s engagement efforts to date can be found on the Public Registry at CEAR #799 (attachment 8).
Additionally, CN will continue to discuss and explore opportunities for additional benefits with the Halton Region and elected officials.