Canadian Hog plant environmental hearings on hold

CANADA - Environmental hearings into the proposed swine slaughterhouse in Winnipeg’s St. Boniface Industrial Park have been halted.
calendar icon 17 January 2007
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The head of the Clean Environment Commission, Terry Sargeant, said the government department that negotiated a deal with OlyWest has requested a revised business plan from the proponent, and so it doesn’t make sense to hold hearings.

“If the project doesn’t go ahead for some reason, I don’t want to spend a quarter of a million taxpayer dollars on hearings,” said Sargeant.

In December, Quebec-based Olymel and Saskatchewan's Big Sky Farms Inc. pulled out of the factory construction plan, leaving Manitoba-based Hytek Ltd. to pursue the project.

Source: Winnipeg Sun

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