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March 28, 2019

Ontario Court Gets Environmental Assessment for Rail Hub Back on Track

The Superior Court suspended Halton Region’s application for a declaration that provincial and municipal laws of general application applied to Canadian National Railway’s federal environmental assessment for a rail hub.  The Court granted CNR’s motion to stay Halton’s application, pending the completion of the EA process.

In obiter, the Court said that Halton would have a strong position if it needed to resume its application.

This decision should caution federal project proponents to consider local environmental matters.

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