The project entered an environmental assessment process in 2013 and, in 2016, an independent review panel was appointed by the minister of environment and climate change to lead the assessment, under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

The review phase of the environmental assessment concluded in August 2019 following a six-week public hearing. The independent review panel evaluated what they heard and the information received throughout the environmental assessment process to develop its Federal Review Panel Report. The report was submitted to the minister of environment and climate change in March 2020.

In August 2020, the government requested we provide further information, through an information request. As a result, the federal timeline for decision making was paused, and will resume once the information provided satisfies the request. After more than a year of additional technical work, consultation with 46 Indigenous groups, and engagement with federal agencies, we recently submitted our response to the information request. In December 2021, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) launched a public comment period to seek feedback from the public, Indigenous groups, regulators, and other stakeholders on our response and the draft conditions (requirements that the port authority must comply with should the project proceed).

Learn more about the environmental assessment.

 

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