The Clean Environment Commission, or “CEC”, is an arms-length provincial government agency that provides opportunities for the Manitoba public to play a part in ensuring the protection of the environment. For more information, visit the CEC website.
The CEC will hold a series of public hearings from September 24th to November 28th, 2013 in Winnipeg, Thompson, York Landing, Gillam, Bird, and Split Lake to gather public opinion on the Keeyask Project (click here for the hearings schedule).
The CEC Panel will visit York Landing on September 26th and hold a community hearing at the George Saunders Memorial School starting at 1:00 pm. The CEC Panel wants to hear from community members about their thoughts and concerns about the Keeyask project. All community members are welcome to attend and speak to the Panel. To prepare for September 26th, YFFN held a community meeting on September 16th in York Landing.
As a Keeyask partner, YFFN will have witnesses participating in these public hearings as part of the Keeyask Partnership. They will speak on behalf of YFFN and the Partnership and answer questions from the CEC panel and registered participants. Within 90 days of finalizing the hearings, the CEC must provide a report to the Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship who will decide whether to license the Keeyask Project and what conditions to put in the license.
For more information about the CEC hearings and the Keeyask Project, read the most recent YFFD Newsletter distributed to community members in August 2013.