Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent public consultation by either providing feedback or attending consultation events held in Milton, Burlington, Oakville, and Halton Hills.
Through five open houses and two small group meetings in Halton Region, members of the public had the opportunity to learn about elements of the Project, speak with project specialists, and ask questions or voice concerns. We were pleased to have one-on-one conversations with residents and local businesses people to get their feedback on aspects of the Project, including proposed mitigation measures and potential benefits to Milton and Halton Region that the Project could provide.
These events were part of a community consultation period CN held from September 18 to October 31, 2017. In addition to attending the events, members of the public were invited to learn more and provide input by reading the discussion guide (available at each public event as well as online at cnmilton.ca), completing a feedback form online (at cnmilton.ca), or through a written submission by email or mail. Thank you to everyone who participated and provided feedback; we appreciate and value your time and interest in this project.
What’s next and what are we doing with the feedback we received?
An independent company that specializes in consultation and engagement is summarizing the input we’ve received and preparing a report that will be posted to cnmilton.ca in the coming weeks. Input will be considered, along with technical and financial information, as CN refines mitigation measures and determines potential community benefits. CN will respond to feedback received in an input consideration memo, which will also be posted online. Those who have provided us with their email addresses can expect to receive a notice about the consultation report by email. You can sign up for email updates through our online Contact Us form here.
The proposed Project is undergoing a comprehensive environmental assessment by an independent joint review panel, under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. More information, including a summary of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and fact sheets regarding key studies can be found on this site. For further information about the Project or to view the full EIS visit ceaa.gc.ca, Ref. Number 80100.