GCT Deltaport expansion project to undergo independent review

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On November 3rd, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, referred the impact assessment of the proposed GCT Deltaport Expansion – Berth Four Project to an independent review panel. The project, which seeks to expand the existing GCT Deltaport Container Terminal with a fourth berth on the east side of the Roberts Bank Causeway. It would also include increased land-based container storage and handling facilities, a short sea shipping berth, the expansion of the intermodal rail yard along the causeway, and dredging to provide safe access for ships. Minister Guilbeault determined the referral of the impact assessment to a review panel was in the public interest. In doing so, the Minister took into account the extent of concerns expressed by the public and Indigenous nations. The review will consider potential environmental effects on fish and fish habitat, aquatic species at risk, and migratory birds.

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