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Don’t try to change impact assessment bill based on false premises

Re: “Public works require public input, but can’t be hamstrung by it,” (The Hill Times, April 10, p. 25). Senator Paula Simons writes that “the public interest section in C-69 makes no mention of the economic, social, or health effects of any project” and that the bill’s public interest test “as written, focuses almost exclusively on the adverse impacts of a project, with virtually no mention of any possible benefits.”

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