DND Extends Pumped Storage Commenting Period to September 30 – The Meaford Independent
06 August 2020
The Department of National Defence has extended the public commenting period for the proposed hydroelectric pumped storage facility on the Meaford Tank Range to September 30.
“Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the Department of National Defence is extending its public engagement period on TC Energy’s proposed hydroelectric project at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford, Ontario. The deadline has been extended to September 30, 2020,” said a DND media relations officer in response to an inquiry from The Independent. The deadline had previously been July 31. “We are committed to maintaining good relationships with our neighbours and keeping them informed on how we manage our property by providing opportunities for public engagement.”
The DND also noted that “We also recognize our legal duty to ensure that meaningful consultations take place between the Crown and Indigenous communities whenever we contemplate decisions or actions that may have an adverse impact on potential or established Aboriginal or treaty rights. These consultations are in progress and will continue. We will ensure that we hear and respond to Indigenous interests and concerns.”
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