From 2015 to 2021, the Milton Logistics Hub Project (the “Project”) underwent a comprehensive federal review pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012), including an environmental assessment (EA) by an independent Joint Review Panel appointed by the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change. This multi-year federal environmental assessment process culminated in a federal government Decision Statement earlier this year and is subject to additional permits.
As CN moves forward to obtain the final permits for the Milton Logistics Hub, we are preparing to start the next steps in our ongoing community consultation process.
One of those steps includes consulting with the community and other interested parties on how CN communicates and engages during construction and operation of the Milton Logistics Hub. Notification about the consultation process through local media and direct mail to neighboring households is now underway.
As part of this consultation, we have posted a draft Community Liaison Communication Process on this website. The purpose of this consultation is to seek input from the community and other parties about how CN shares information with the community, receives and considers feedback, and documents how feedback has been addressed during construction and operation.
You can fill out a feedback form once you have reviewed the document.
Community Consultation Committee
Throughout the EA process, CN committed to continuing active engagement with the community regarding the Project. During the public hearing held in June and July 2019, CN committed to establish a Community Consultation Committee to facilitate ongoing sharing of Project information and to consider of feedback from the community. Terms of Reference for the Committee can be found in Appendix 2 of the Community Liaison Communication Process.
The Committee will be established and meet prior to construction and will continue to meet several times a year throughout construction and into operation. CN is in the process of finalizing its search for third-party facilitators to lead the Community Consultation Committee, and will share more on that in the near future.
If you are interested in being considered to be a part of the Community Consultation Committee, please click here to provide feedback on the Community Liaison Communication Process, and submit your name and contact information.