CRH’s Teedon Pit extension: Christine Nugent responds
The following is an Objector’s Response to a January 3 2020 letter from CRH Canada Group Inc. Objectors (there are 178) are those who registered in a process under the Aggregate Resources Act. Those who did not register can’t respond under this process but can continue to fight to protect the water in the political arena – local, provincial and federal – and in the court of public opinion.
From Christine Nugent, Springwater
To: Jessica Ferri
Thank you for providing me with the correspondence which included an attachment which referenced:
RE: CRH Canada Group Inc. Application for a Category 3 Class A Licence under the Aggregate Resources Act – North of Lot 80, Concession 1, W.P.R & Part of Original Road Allowance between lots 80 and 81, Concession 1, W.P.R, Township of Tiny, County of SimcoeIn response:
1. Duty to Consult First Nations
My utmost concern as a Canadian and local inhabitant living on First Nations treaty land is that CRH Canada Group and the Crown has failed in their duty to consult indigenous peoples.
Canada is a signature to UNDRIP.
“the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, endorsed by Canada in 2010, provides that member states must consult and cooperate with Indigenous peoples on certain matters, such as “legislative or administrative measures that may affect them,” in order to obtain their free, prior and informed consent.”
2. Referendum to conclude community Consent
There are far too many unresolved local community members objections to both the renewal of the water permit at Teedon Pit and the expansion permit.
The issue is Who Decides?
A local community referendum must decide this issue and this only with conclusion of meaningful consultation and consent by First Nations mentioned in the CRH ‘ S Teedon Extension Application 20 Day Response Letter to Emails Received.
I await your response to my input.