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Attachment Administrator on behalf of York Region

2021-03-19 0:00
  • Reference Number 86
  • From York Region to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada - Letter Regarding the Designation Request for the Bradford Bypass Project
  • Please see the attached submission.
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  • ATTACHMENT 1 The Regional Municipality of York | 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z1 1-877-464-9675 | york.ca March 3, 2021 Ms. Anjala Puvananathan, Director Impact Assessment Agency of Canada Ontario Region 600-55 York Street Toronto ON M5J 1R7 Dear Ms. Puvananathan, Re: Designation Request for the Proposed Bradford Bypass Project under the Impact Assessment Act Thank you for your February 12, 2021 correspondence regarding the designation request submitted on February 3, 2021 by Ecojustice on behalf of Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition. The Ecojustice submission has requested the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Canada designate the proposed Ontario Bradford Bypass Project under subsection 9(1) of the Impact Assessment Act. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is proposing a new four-lane highway, connecting Highway 400 and Highway 404. The proposed Bradford Bypass ...
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  • The Regional Municipality of York | 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z1 1-877-464-9675 | york.ca March 19, 2021 Anjala Puvananathan, Director Impact Assessment Agency of Canada Ontario Region 600-55 York Street Toronto ON M5J 1R7 Dear Ms. Puvananathan, Re: Designation Request for the Ministry of Transportation Ontario’s proposed Bradford Bypass Project under the Impact Assessment Act On February 12, 2021, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada requested input from York Region regarding the designation request submitted by Ecojustice on behalf of Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition for the proposed Ontario Bradford Bypass Project. On March 18, 2021, Regional Council endorsed submission of the attached draft letter by a unanimous vote of Council members in attendance. The attached letter represents York Region’s input on the designation request for the Bradford Bypass Project. Given that the ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Bill Foster

2021-03-19 0:00
  • Reference Number 47
  • Comment from member of the public submitted via email (Bill Foster)
  • My primary concern is that the Provincial Government is relying on a decades old Environmental Assessment Approval to build this highway.   MTO is now only conducting a Class EA study.  This is not a new full EA study, but rather a continuation of the original, decades old, EA approved highway route.  This new study is essentially a detailed design of the route approved in the original EA Approval.    Class environmental assessment studies are only permitted under the Environmental Assessment Act where there is a pre-existing, inactive, but still valid, Environmental Assessment Approval for the project.  Given that the previous Liberal government abandoned this project, in or around 2006, it is likely the original EA approval is now invalid if for no other reason than MTO defaulted on the Conditions of Approval for this project.   However, under our current government, as we have ...
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  • C. William D. Foster East Gwillimbury Ontario L9N 0J6 March 7, 2021 Via: Mail and Email Ms. Jill Adams, Director, Ontario Region Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 600-55 York Street Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7 Email: iaac.ontarioregion-regiondontario.aeic@canada.ca Dear Ms. Adams. Re: Bradford Bypass Project I am writing in support of EcoJustice’s February 3rd letter to The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change requesting that the Bradford Bypass be designated under s.9 of the Impact Assessment Act. I was one of the Directors of Forbid Roads Over Green Spaces, the community organization referenced in the second paragraph of page 4 of EcoJustice’s letter. I was very actively involved in overseeing the conduct of MTO and its consultants McCormack Rankin from the 1993 first draft Bradford Bypass Environmental Assessment Study Proposal until final EA approval was granted by the Minister of Environment ...

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