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 in the early stages of planning for this review, no hearing dates have been determined yet. 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.

Description
Access
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.

Description
Access
Pre-hearing #1 Transcript
Routing Workshop Slides
Routing Workshop Transcript
Report - Pre-hearing #1

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 have not yet been determined. Agendas for each session will be available closer to their dates.

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

Become a Participant

The Commission is now accepting applications from individuals and groups to become Participants in the MMTP hearing. There is also funding available to support your representation. Documents and forms can be accessed below. Potential applicants are advised to read all the materials carefully. The deadline for applications is NOON NOVEMBER 25, 2016.

Description
Access
MMTP Hearing Directive
Process Guidelines Respecting Public Hearings
Participant Application Form
Participant Assistance Funding Package
Participant Assistance Funding Application Form (Word)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS NOON NOVEMBER 25, 2016.

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Please check back at a future date for Hearing details.

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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