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Conservative MP Gallant calls for review of St. Lawrence water regulation plan and links to flooding, though experts deny connection

By Nina Russell      

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant also wrote to Jane Corwin, chair on the International Joint Commission, calling for a review of the water regulation plan and to make adjustments accordingly.

Conservative MP Cheryl is blaming government regulations for the extreme flooding that has hit her riding in two of the last three years. But Paul Allen, a manager at the International Joint Commission, which manages outflows at the dam in Cornwall, says 'there’s no single operating plan or regulation plan that could be put in place... that’s going to be able to deal with the levels that the system is experiencing right now.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant joined a chorus of prominent voices, including New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, in calling for an investigation into the rules that regulate water flows through St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario and its connection to flooding in recent years. 

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