The Town of Milton has joined with the Regional Municipality of Halton to fight the decision by the Trudeau Government to permit the establishment of the CN intermodal terminal in south Milton.
An application was filed in February 2021 at the Federal Court of Canada for a judicial review of the decisions made by Federal Environment & Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, the Federal Cabinet and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. A decision on that filing is pending.
Any arguments made to his fellow Liberal counterparts in Ottawa by local MP Adam Van Koeverden aboutthe compromised health and safety of Milton residents brought about by the proposed CN project were apparently entirely unconvincing.
During the 2018 municipal election campaign, Ward 2 Local Councillor John Challinor II funded a white paper on the CN intermodal terminal proposal prepared by Greg Gormick, one of Canada’s foremost authorities on passenger and commercial rail matters. Mr. Gormick presented thatpaper to the federal environmental review of CN’s proposed logistics hub project in 2019. CR