So many articles are being published! Here are just a few, but please Google search to keep updated.
2023-02-01 The National Observer - We're not giving up
2023-01-23 Turtle Island News - Kanesatake hung out to dry on cement plant
2023-01-18 Edition AP Une Première Nation du Québec s'oppose au projet de la cimenterie
During the hearings of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), numerous errors and omissions contained in the file which was submitted to obtain an Environmental Authorization (EA) from the Ministry of the Environment, nature and Ontario Parks were unveiled.
You are aware that the provincial Ministry of the Environment, Nature Protection and Parks (MEPNP) refused our requests to revoke the Environmental Authorization for the cement plant.
This is why, on August 30th, 2022 we submitted a request to the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of the federal government.
This is a request to designate the L'Orignal Cement Project as a Designated Project under the Canadian Impact Assessment Act (IAA). Click HERE for more details.
We are confident that the documents sent clearly demonstrate that the proposed project has the potential to cause significant environmental impacts to components of the environment that are within federal legislative authority.
Residents of First Nations, Ontario and Quebec affected by this project deserve to have an accurate, thorough and complete impact assessment on this project.
This petition was presented to the House of Commons on May 17th, 2022 and the federal government has responded September 20 2022.
The court's decision to authorize the construction of the cement plant has caused deep disappointment in the community, a feeling of great injustice.
There is an urgent need to act and we must all commit to financially support the efforts of Action Champlain for the next steps.
Following the Zoom meeting, a new fundraiser was started.
It is heart breaking that the Tribunal approved the project for the cement plant.
Read their decision here. Search case PL170756, and search in list published 2021-04-12 (currently items 17 and 18 in list)