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Re: Streamlining major project approvals for clean growth

30 Jan 2024

The OCC’s mission is to convene, align and advance the interests of its members through principled policy work, value-added business services, and broad engagement to drive competitiveness and economic growth in the province. [...] At the same time, the approvals process needs to be timely and efficient to enable Canada to meet its objectives of clean growth and energy security. [...] The company’s operational brownfield site is equipped with ongoing data collection, analyses, and risk assessments which are regularly reviewed, approved, and regulated by multiple agencies, including the CNSC, Ontario’s Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Environment and Climate Change Canada. [...] Therefore, we propose that the Government of Canada direct the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to work with project proponents to focus the scope of the Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines (TISG) to only the most uncertain and meaningful project interactions, with a particular focus on Indigenous peoples’ interests in the project and impacts that are not assessed via other federal or provincia. [...] Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency of Northern Ontario The Hon.


Ester Gerassime

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