Public Engagement

InterGroup develops and implements public engagement programs in support of licensing applications and regulatory review processes using a variety of tools and mechanisms.

Carmacks-Stewart Transmission Project – Resource Project Regulation

Client
Yukon Energy Corporation (Yukon)

Dates
2005 - 2007

Team
Cam Osler, John Osler, Nancy LeBlond, Mona Pollitt-Smith, Kristin Kent Drewes

InterGroup was the lead on undertaking public engagement activities associated with the site selection and final routing of the Carmacks-Stewart/Minto Spur Transmission Line Project, in addition to managing the socio-economic assessment and overall regulatory approval filings for the Project. Public engagement activities included working with the three Northern Tutchone First Nations on routing options, including environmental, economic and technical constraints. Community meetings, open houses, Chief and Council meetings and preparation of newsletters and project summaries were some of the activities associated with the public engagement. The Project successfully concluded the licensing process, resulting in connecting the Minto mine to the hydro grid and subsequently connecting Yukon Energy’s two original power grids.

For more info contact: John Osler, Nancy LeBlond


Red River Floodway Expansion Environmental Licensing

Client
Manitoba Floodway Authority (Manitoba)

Dates
2003

Team
Cam Osler, John Osler, Andrew McLaren, Denis De Pape

InterGroup conducted the public involvement program for the Red River Floodway Expansion Project (in addition to undertaking the socio-economic impact assessment for the Project).

The Project was one of the largest public infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Manitoba, with an initial budget of over $600 million. The Project involved major upgrades and expansions to the existing 48 km Red River Floodway, replacement and upgrading of rail and road bridge crossings, improvement to the inlet and outlet control works, and expansion of the west dike.

InterGroup provided expert witness testimony on environmental assessment approach and methods, socio-economic effects and public involvement at the Clean Environment Commission Hearing for the project.

For more info contact: Andrew McLaren