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Many fear rush job on airport rail link

A community group fears the province is waiting for new environmentalassessment rules to become law so it can force a high-speed rail linkbetween Union Station and Pearson airport through its neighbourhood.


A community group fears the province is waiting for new environmental assessment rules to become law so it can force a high-speed rail link between Union Station and Pearson airport through its neighbourhood.
The project has been stalled at the provincial level for 18 months. In October 2006, terms of reference for an environmental assessment were sent to the Minister of the Environment for approval. They remain there today.
Under a new regulation, approved by cabinet earlier this year and expected to become law in June, an environmental assessment would be limited to looking only at the project in question and not at the alternatives.