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New fundraiser started!

Funds are pouring in just since our Zoom meeting of April 18th – the message is clear -Our community is still actively opposed to a cement plant!

Our lawyers have given to us their recommendation to move forward with the appeal request.

We will submit errors of law points to the Divisional Court.

This is not a ‘done deal’. There is always a possibility that our request for an appeal will be rejected by the Divisional Court…but we do have a chance and we will move forward with this request.

Our request for an appeal will be filed on Tuesday April 27th, 2021 by our lawyers.

Please continue to spread the word with your neighbors and those concerned to encourage them to contribute towards the contestation of this highly polluting cement plant project…we need more resources in order for us to go the distance.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Outcome of 2021-04-18 Urgent Zoom Action Champlain

Dear Community,

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.

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A Big Thank you!

As you probably know, the hearings concluded December 18th, 2020.

During the past year, Action Champlain and our team of lawyers and experts have worked to update and consolidate the defense elements. We cannot give any details, for obvious reasons, but we can say that our preparation is solid and, as you already know, we have very good lawyers and experts in rural planning and other fields of expertise.

It must be said that, if we are in such a good position today, it is thanks to the strong mobilization of our community, to our unwavering desire not to see this cement project ruin our quality of life and our health, our environment and the future of our children. This extraordinary citizen mobilization involves more than a thousand signatures, thousands of hours devoted by each and every one to find out about the facts, to discuss the issues together and to express our opinions. Just think of the milestone launch of the No Cement Plant in L’Orignal by Action Champlain campaign, with 500 people at the L’Orignal church.

Support for our cause has also come from neighboring communities, on both sides of this jewel that we share, the Ottawa River: citizens, but also environmental defenders and many elected officials at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. There is also the invaluable contribution in services by local resources, citizens and businesses. Finally, it is the financial contribution of this large community, to the tune of $ 400,000, which allows us to cover the legal and expert fees for the defense of our cause.

Clearly, there is no social acceptability with regard to this L’Orignal cement plant project of which, should be remembered, goes against a number of policies, laws, guidelines, regulations, official plans, etc.

But the UCPR decided to ignore not only the massive rejection of the project expressed by the population within the framework of the public consultation, but also the decision of the Township of Champlain to refuse the project on its territory because it is incompatible with the existing zoning and contrary to its zoning by-law.

The announcement of this project and then this arbitrary decision caused a still tangible shock in the community, of course, but we remained strong and more than ever determined to uphold the Township of Champlain's decision to reject the project.

We can be proud of all that we have accomplished collectively and individually to protect the character and assets of this beautiful region where we have chosen to live.

A big thank you to all for your commitment and solidarity.

Action Champlain

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LPAT audiences ended Dec 18th,2020

Updated December 18th, 2020

The hearings in front of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT, formerly known as OMB) took place November 9th to November 25th, with the exception of November 11th, then December 10,11,16,18th.


Dec 18th hearing will be available on YouTube probably till Dec 19th or later.

           Select YouTube

This will give you the option to 2 new links - one to follow in English, one to follow in French. Suggest to look at French muted (it has full screen), and listen to English.

 

Chairperson Robinson can now take 3 months or more to render his decision, well informed. 

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Our cause elsewhere on the Web

2021-4-22 The Review; Action Champlain will request an appeal of LPAT decision on cement plant

2021-4-21 Le Droit:Projet de cimenterie de L’Orignal: Action Champlain veut aller en appel

2021-4-21 EAP; Action Champlain continues de se battre

2021-4-21 EAP: Action Champlain continues to fight

2021-4-21 EAP: Action Champlain se mobilise contre la décision

2021-4-21 The Review: Letter to the editor - Gary Campagne

2021-4-21 EAP- Jean Poirier atteré, sidéré

2021-04-20 The Review: Action Champlain legal team to decide if cement plant decision will be appealed

2021-04-20 Le Droit - Cimenterie de l'Orignal Action Champlain en campagne de financement pour faire appel

2021-04-19 Le Droit: Cimenterie de L’Orignal: Action Champlain en campagne de financement pour faire appel

2021-04-16 Le Droit: Une mauvaise nouvelle pour l’Est ontarien

2021-04-15 Le Carillon: Une décision du tribunal soutient le projet de cimenterie de Colacem

2021-04-15 EAP:Tribunal ruling supports Colacem cement plant proposal

2021-04-13 Le Droit: Un tribunal tranche en faveur de la cimenterie à l'Orignal

2021-04-13 Ici Radio Canada: Cimenterie à L’Orignal : Colacem Canada obtient gain de cause face Action Champlain

2021-04-12 The Review: Tribunal gives green light to L'Orignal cement plant

2020-12-09 Entrevue Unique FM

2020-11-26 Ici Radio-Canada: Projet de cimenterie à L’Orignal : le dossier sera bientôt pris en délibéré 

2020-11-26 EAP: Expert witness questions Colacem cement plant noise report

2020-11-25 EAP: Expert witness questions Colacem cement plant noise report

2020-11-24 The Review: Dust and sound discussed during past week at Colacem LPAT hearing

2020-11-19 EAP: Hearing begins on Colacem cement plant proposal

2020-11-17 TFO: Le Tribunal se penche sur l'Avenir du Projet de Cimenterie à l'Orignal

2020-11-16 La Presse: Un projet de cimenterie sème l’inquiétude en Ontario

2020-11-12 Le Droit: Le sort de la cimenterie de L’Orignal entre les mains du TAAL

2020-11-10 The Review: LPAT hearing into proposed L’Orignal cement plant begins

2020-11-04 EAP: Colacem cement plant project hearing November 9

2020-11-03 The Review: Letter to the Editor -Democracy on the rocks

2020-10-28 Vankleek Hill Nature Society

2020-10-23 EAP: Audience virtuelle prévue sur la proposition de cimenterie

2020-10-19 The Review: Cement plant hearing to begin November 9, and the public can watch and listen

2020-2-22 NCPR: Cement plant case closer to being heard in eastern Ontario

2018-10-11: Ici Radio-Canada: Élections municipales à Champlain : le projet de cimenterie de Colacem en toile de fond 

2018-8-30 Ici Radio Canada: Projet de cimenterie à L'Orignal : le manque de personnel bilingue ralentit la tenue d'audiences

2018-3-17 The Review: The $50,000 answer: That’s what Action Champlain got from Champlain Township

2017-6-14 The Review:Mayors hold line on cement plant; Desjardins says

2017-6-14 Ici Radio Canada: Un autre vote en faveur du projet de cimenterie à L'Orignal

2017-5-19 Ici Radio-Canada: Des résidents questionnent huit maires sur le projet de cimenterie à L'Orignal

2017-5-18 CUPR Modifications en cours No.30

2017-2-25 Ici Radio-Canada: Le canton de Champlain dit non au projet de cimenterie

2017-2-17 Ici Radio-Canada: Projet de cimenterie à L'Orignal : le débat se déplace devant la Commission des affaires municipales de l'Ontario

2017-1-25: The Review: Champlain Township council votes against cement company

2017-1-25 Ici Radio-Canada: Le canton de Champlain dit non au projet de cimenterie

2016-5-4 Ici Radio-Canada: Colacem en mode séduction à L'Orignal

2016 Commentaires reçus du Ministère de L'Enviornnement sur Colacem

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News & meetings

New fundraiser started!

Funds are pouring in just since our Zoom meeting of April 18th – the message is clear -Our community is still actively opposed to a cement plant!

Our lawyers have given to us their recommendation to move forward with the appeal request.

We will submit errors of law points to the Divisional Court.

This is not a ‘done deal’. There is always a possibility that our request for an appeal will be rejected by the Divisional Court…but we do have a chance and we will move forward with this request.

Our request for an appeal will be filed on Tuesday April 27th, 2021 by our lawyers.

Please continue to spread the word with your neighbors and those concerned to encourage them to contribute towards the contestation of this highly polluting cement plant project…we need more resources in order for us to go the distance.

Thank you for your continued support!

Outcome of 2021-04-18 Urgent Zoom Action Champlain

Dear Community,

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.

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