Notice of Determination 

November 23, 2022 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has determined that the proposed Cascadia Rail Expansion Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. 

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors: 

  • Impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;  
  • Indigenous knowledge; 
  • Community knowledge; and 
  • Technically and economically feasible mitigation measures. 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Therefore, Fisheries and Oceans Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part. 

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