Dear Minister of Sustainable Development,
I am writing to address an urgent matter and seek clarification from you on this matter regarding File: 5991.00 - Canadian Premium Sand Inc. - Wanipigow Sand Extraction Project.
In its Environmental Act Proposal Submission, Canadian Premium Sand (The Company), indicates that they will, prior to receiving a Class 2 Licence for the entire project, undertake site clearing and infrastructure construction sometime in February/March 2019. ( EAP submission Part 1 Executive Summary)
The Company will need to receive works permits issued under the Crown Lands Act under Section 7(1)(c).
For the record I am strongly opposed to any such permit being issued to the Company for any such activity prior to an issuance of a Class 2 Licence under the Manitoba Environment Act.
We therefore seek clarification and a guarantee from you, as soon as possible, that no such permits will be issued by the government of Manitoba under any circumstance until the Company has obtained its Class 2 Licence under the Manitoba Environment Act.