Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project

On December 31, 2015, the Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship requested that the Clean Environment Commission hold a public hearing on the proposed Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project (MMTP).

Terms of Reference

The Commission is about to begin a public hearing on May 8, 2017 regarding the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project. A full schedule can be found under the Participation tab. As information becomes available it will be posted on the website. To stay informed of updates you may insert your e-mail address at the bottom of our Home Page, check our Facebook page (link at the bottom of our Home Page) or visit our mobile site. You will be informed as information becomes available.

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MMF TLUC Part 1
MMF TLUC Part 2
MMF TLUC Part 3
MMF TLUC Part 4
MMF TLUC Part 5
MMF TLUC Part 6
MMF TLUC Part 7
MMF TLUC Part 8
MMF TLUC Part 9
MMF TLUC Part10
MMTP Environmental Impact Statement
MMTP Terms of Reference

Background Information

A pre-hearing meeting will be held on January 17, 2017 starting at 10:00 am in the Millennium Suite at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The Public is welcome to observe.

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Pre-hearing #1 Transcript
Routing Workshop Slides
Routing Workshop Transcript
Report - Pre-hearing #1
Pre-hearing # 2 Transcript
Report - Pre-hearing #2

Panel Members

Reg Nepinak
(Commissioner)

Reg Nepinak is a member of Pine Creek First Nation (PCFN). Reg continues to work with Aboriginal families and youth, mentoring them in traditional living and values. He has worked as a program manager and guidance counselor for PCFN after a decade of working in Calgary in Aboriginal Child and Family Services. For 20 years prior to that, he specialized in explosives, radioactive tools and directional drilling in the oil industry.

Serge Scrafield
(Chair)

Serge Scrafield was appointed Chair of the Clean Environment Commission in September 2016.

Mr. Scrafield retired from the Manitoba Government in 2014 after 38 years of service. For 22 of these years Mr. Scrafield served as an Assistant Deputy Minister for the former departments of Environment and Conservation and Water Stewardship. Early in his career he worked in land planning with the former departments of Municipal Affairs and Rural Development.

Ian Gillies
(Commissioner)

Ian worked at Cargill Limited from 1984 to 2013 in several capacities including AVP of Human Resources, Integration Manager for a major acquisition, Director of Operations for the Calgary Inland Grain Terminal and as Manager of Corporate Affairs. He also served as a Senior Management Consultant at KPMG and worked for the Government of Canada as a Policy Advisor to the Federal Economic Development Coordinator in Manitoba. Ian has volunteered with several non-profits. He served as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Administration and the Investment Committees of the United Way of Winnipeg. He serves as Board chair for Macdonald Youth Services and volunteers in the Winnipeg 1 English as a Second Language program. Ian is a graduate of the Master of Natural Resource Management program at the University of Manitoba and also served as an Assistant professor at the Natural Resource Institute. Ian was born and raised in Winnipeg.

Laurie Streich
(Commissioner)

Laurie Streich began her career as a reporter with the Winnipeg Free Press. She joined the Manitoba government in 1981 and has served as Manager and Chief Editor for the State of Environment reporting program, Director of the Pollution Prevention Branch and Chair of the grant review committee for the Sustainable Development Innovations Fund and the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment’s (CCME) Pollution Prevention Awards Program. She was a member of the City of Winnipeg’s advisory group to improve waste management and recycling services. Laurie retired from the government in 2015 and is currently manager of Frogbox Winnipeg, an environmentally-conscious company that supplies reusable moving boxes. She is a member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s Environmental Leadership Council.

Public Sessions

Below is a tentative schedule for the MMTP hearing. All dates and times are subject to change. Community sessions will take place the evening of May 16 in Winnipeg and the evening of May 25 and all day the 27th in La Broquerie. Agendas for each session will be posted as they become available.

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Time
Location
 
May 8, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
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May 9, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
PDF 
May 10, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
PDF 
May 11, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
PDF 
May 15, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
PDF 
May 16, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
PDF 
May 17, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Conveniton Centre 
PDF 
May 18, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convetion Centre 
PDF 
May 23, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
PDF 
May 24, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
PDF 
May 25, 2017 
9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
PDF 
May 25, 2017 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
La Broquerie Arena 
PDF 
May 27, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
La Broquerie Arena 
PDF 
May 29, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Fort Garry Spa and Conference Centre 
PDF 
May 30, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Fort Garry Spa and Conference Centre 
PDF 
May 31, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Fort Garry Spa and Conference Centre 
PDF 
June 1, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Fort Garry Spa and Conference Centre 
PDF 
June 5, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
 
June 6, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
 
June 7, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
 
June 8, 2017 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
RBC Convention Centre 
 

Become a Presenter

Is you wish to present your views to the hearing Panel, please sign up for a public session on May 16 in Winnipeg or May 25 or 27 in La Broquerie. Apply on-line or print a form and send it to the Commission. Or provide a written submission that will become part of the record.

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Presenter registration on-line
Presenter registration form (Word)

Upload a Written Submission or Presentation 

Upload My Submission  

Transcripts

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Transcript May 8, 2017
Transcript May 9, 2017
Transcript May 10, 2017
Transcript May 11, 2017
Transcript May 15, 2017
Transcript May 16, 2017
Transcript May 17, 2017
Transcript May 18, 2017
Transcript May 23, 2017
Transcript May 24, 2017
Transcript May 25, 2017
Transcript May 27, 2017
Transcript May 29, 2017
Transcript May 30, 2017
Transcript May 31, 2017
Transcript June 6, 2017
Transcript June 5, 2017
Transcript June 1, 2017

Presentations

Presentations made at the hearing will be posted as they become available and accessible.

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Exhibit List
CEC-001 Letter from Minister re: MMTP
CEC-002 Terms of Reference for MMTP Public Hearing
CAC-001 A Learning Dialogue & Opportunities to Excee the Past Standards and Practices
CAC-002 Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, excerpt
CAC-004 Practioners Guide Fish Habitat (Excerpt)
CAC-003 Facsimile: April 19, 2017 NEB to MB Hydro
CAC-005 The adaptive management cycle
CAC-008 A Foundation for the Future
CAC-006 Excerpt from Foundation for the Future
CAC-009 Errata
CAC-010 Presentation: A Foundation for the Future
CAC-012 Closing Arguments, Presentation
CAC-011 The Great Binding Law
MSD-001 Regulatory Process: Proposed Manitoba to Minnesota Transmission Line.
CAC-013 Consumers' Association of Canada Final Argument
DPWO-001 Slash burning photo
DPWO-003 Presentation
DPWO-004 Closing Argument, Written
MH-022 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project, Introduction. Manitoba Hydro
MH-023 MTTP 2017 Flyover Simulation. Manitoba Hydro. May 8, 2017
MH-024 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project - Engagement Pt. 1
MH-025 Manitoba Minnesota Transmission Project - Enngagement Pt. 2
MH-026 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project, Routing Panel Pt. 1
MH-027 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project, Routing Panel Pt. 2
MH-028 Meeting Notes Re: Route SIL
MH-029&30 Responses to Undertakings
MH-031 Weather Study for Great Northern Transmission Line
MH-032 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project - Construction
MH-034 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Biosecurity
MH-033 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Mitigation
MH-035 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Vegetatio Management
MH-038 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project - Methodology
MH-036 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Property
MH-039 EMF Science Update: Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Line EIS
MH-041 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Land and Resource Use Part 1
MH-040 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Socioeconomics Intro
MH-042 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Land and Resource Use Part 2
MH-044 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Agriculture Part 2
MH-043 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Agriculture Part 1
MH-046 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Visual Quality Part 2
MH-045 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Visual Quality Part 1
MH-047 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Human Health
MH-048 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Community Health
MH-049 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Heritage Resources Part 1
MH-050 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Heritage Resources Part 2
MH-051 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Biophysical Environment
MH-052 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Fish and Habitat Part 1
MH-053 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Fish and Habitat Part 2
MH-054 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Vegetation Part 1
MH-055 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Vegetation Part 2
MH-056 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Wildlife Part 1
MH-058 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Traditional Land Use Part 1
MH-057 Manitoba Minnesota Transmission Project Wildlife Part 2
MH-059 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project Traditional Land Use Part 2
MH-060 Answers to Undertakings
MH-061 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project EPP Part 1
MH-062 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project EPP Part 2
MH-063 Slides as part of Biophysical Panel-Fish and Habitat
MH-065 Excerpt from Transcript May 16, 2017
MH-064 Slides as part of Biophysical Panel - Vegetation
MH-067 Mapping Data sources
MH-066 Minnesota Power Presidential Permit
MH-069 Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project. Comparison of Segments
MH-068 Comparison of segments of BWZ vs BMY
MH-070 Answers to Undertaking #3
MH-071 Answers to Undertaking #4
MMF-001 Opening Statements, May 8, 2017. Jason Madden
MH-072 Manitoba Hydro Final Argument
MMF-004 Metis Land Use and Occupancy Study
MMF-003 Written Submission (Part 1) Appendices on request
MMF-005 Written responses to questions submitted to the MMF
MMF-007 Final Arguments - Authorities
MMF-006 Manitoba Metis Federation Final Argument
MWL-002 Reducing Adverse Impact of Transmission, Line Capacity and Land Use
MWL-003 Presentation: Reducing Adverse Impacts
MWL-004 Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, Human Health Wellbeing
MWL-005 Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, Human Health and Well Being Presentation
MWL-006 Rapid Climate Change & Impacts: From Global to Local (Manitoba)
MWL-007 Rapid Climate Change and Impacts Presentation
MWL-008 Manitoba Wildlands CEC Closing Statement
PFN-002 Impact of the MMTP on First Nations in Treaty One and Treaty Three
PFN-003 Report on Southern Manitoba First Nations Use of MMTP Project Area
PFN-004 Mike Sutherland Oral Presentation
PFN-005 Peguis Land Use and Occupancy Interview Project Summary
SCO-001 Herbicide Safety Data Sheets
SCO-003 Land Use Changes 1930-2016 - report
SCO-004 Land Use Changes 1930-2016 Presentation
SCO-005 Southern Chiefs' Organization Presentation
SCO-006 Map: Some SCO MMTP Traditional Knowledge Study Data
SSC-003 Analysis and Report to th Clean Environment Commission on MMTP, Route Selection etc.
SSC-004 Appendices
SSC-005 Berrien presentation maps and tables
SSC-006 Outline of closing submissions of the Southeast Stakeholders Coalition
SSC-007 Southeast Stakeholders Coalition Final Argument

Written Submissions

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Oleg Prus
RM of Piney
Albert and Monique Bedard
RM of Piney response
Romeo Poiron
Alain Fournier
Irene Jolicoeur
Tom Fryza
Shawna and Larry Klassen
Scott Blonski
Jim Teleglow
Darren Bouchard
Frank Clincke
Alan Anderson
Glennis McGregor
Nettie Weiss

There are currently no videos posted for this hearing.

This hearing is currently still in progress. Reports will be available once it has been completed.

 
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