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Letter: Federal water and federal land – The News

March 21, 2019

Honorable Catherine McKenna, the legislation you introduced, Bill C-69, which has passed the House of Commons and is currently with the Canadian Senate, contains important new measures to strengthen environmental protection and Indigenous participation.

The treatment proposal and associated environmental assessment submitted by Northern Pulp would have triggered a federal assessment under this Act, which includes a pipeline direct to federal waters to dispose of an estimated 85 million liters of effluent per day. Yet as recent as March 5, the prime minister suggested the environmental assessment was covered by provincial jurisdiction.

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