The Port of Montreal presents its container terminal project at Contrecœur. This large-scale project aims to support the growth of the container market, a sector that generates economic development for Montreal, Quebec and Eastern Canada.

Why a container terminal at Contrecœur?

Project overview

Information and consultation process

Over the last three years, the MPA has conducted an information and consultation process with all the stakeholders affected (business partners, public authorities, local communities, interest groups, Aboriginal communities, etc.):

These various steps made it possible to collect project-related questions and concerns from the various stakeholders and improve the environmental impact assessment. The process was launched prior to the efforts conducted by regulatory authorities responsible for issuing project approvals. For the MPA, this information and consultation process is a key prerequisite for the success of this project and for achieving positive outcomes for the community as a whole.

Results of the impact study

In March 2016, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) issued the guidelines that set out the major directions to be addressed by the MPA in its Environmental Impact Assessment. This vast study was carried out in 2016 and 2017 by the MPA team in collaboration with a team of experts from SNC-Lavalin. As part of the impact study released on January 18, the MPA examined many issues grouped under the following five themes:

The summary of the Environmental Impact Assessment is available here.

The project will be subject to a public consultation organized by the CEAA, including information sessions, from February 27 to March 2, 2018 at Contrecœur.

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