The proponent has stated their approval from Transport Canada under the Navigation Protection Act shows that public safety has been addressed.
This is incorrect, as Transport Canada has no mandate or expertise to assess in-water recreation, and has no responsibility to assess boating in the Moon River. Therefore these dangers remain unaddressed.
These and other concerns are detailed in this July 12, 2016 letter we have sent to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. This letter has links to the following documents:
- Transport Canada’s internal assessment and report.
- The proponent’s safety boom locations proposed to Transport Canada.
- An aerial photograph with the proponent’s flow simulation and safety boom locations superimposed.