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2004 Products
  • Comments - Manitoba Floodway Authority (MFA) Proposed Floodway Expansion Project Environmental Impact Statement Supplementary Filing, File #4967.00 - for Manitoba Wildlands
    November 2004
    This document is the set of comments by Manitoba Wildlands to Manitoba Conservation regarding the proposed Floodway Expansion project Environmental Impacts Statement (EIS) Supplementary Filing of November 29, 2004. These comments on the EIS Supplementary Filing are divided into three categories - General Comments, Comments Regarding Sections 1.0 - 12.0 of the Supplementary Filing, and Comments Regarding Sections 13.0 of the Supplementary Filing. Essentially, Manitoba Wildlands makes the point the Floodway Expansion EIS Supplementary Filing does not address many of the comments provided in its EIS comments of October 2004.
  • The State of Hydro: A General Briefing - for Manitoba Wildlands
    November 2004
    This document examines hydroelectric power in Manitoba in the context of global production and then provides an overview of hydroelectric production in Canada and the US. Canadian exports of hydroelectricity are highlighted and the brief also describes potential expansion of hydroelectric resources in Canada. A brief explanation of how hydroelectric generation works is also included.
  • Bill 22 - Manitoba Water Protection Act - Gaile Whelan Enns comments to Manitoba Legislative Committee
    September 2004
    This document is the presentation made by Gaile Whelan Enns to the Manitoba legislative review committee for Bill 22 - the Water Protection Act. The presentation contains a critique of the legislation as well as a set of recommendations to address the issues raised. Issues include the reactive nature of the Bill in its current form, and the need for coordination with existing legislation. Two attachments are included as part of the presentation. The first attachment lists definitions needed, discretionary clauses that need to be strengthened, and legislation affected by the new Bill. The second attachment is a comparative analysis of the documents associated with the Manitoba Water Strategy 2003.
  • Integrated Land-Use Planning and Canada's New National Forest Strategy - Vata Projects
    July 2004
    The purpose of this report is to examine what integrated land-use planning should entail if it is to be conducted in accordance with an ecosystem-based management framework, as stipulated in the new National Forest Strategy (2003-2008).The first part of the report sets out a list of indicators according to which integrated land-use planning processes can be evaluated. The indicators are then used to assess four significant integrated land-use planning processes. These evaluations are followed by brief discussions examining the degree to which ecosystem-based management objectives were met, the impact of the participation (or non-participation) of various parties on the process, and the role of political will. The next part of the report reviews the critical issues that emerged from the four case studies. The report concludes with a set of recommended actions to be taken by the federal, provincial and territorial governments with regard to ecosystem based land-use planning generally and each of the four planning initiatives specifically. Manitoba Wildlands assisted with the Manitoba case study regarding the East Side Planning Initiative.
  • Manitoba Clean Environment Commission (CEC) Hearings - Manitoba Hydro Wuskwatim Projects: Closing Statement, Gaile Whelan Enns - for Manitoba Wildlands
    June 2004
    This document is the closing statement of Gaile Whelan Enns as director of Manitoba Wildlands to the Clean Environment Commission (CEC) hearings for the review of the Wuskwatim Generation and Transmission projects. Areas discussed in the document include goals and participation in the review, public policy framework that guided participation, CEC review process issues, alternative energy, and aspects of the Wuskwatim Environmental Impact Statements that are deficient or questionable. Recommendations on these and other issues are included throughout the document.
  • Summary Comparison: Manitoba Water Strategy Documents - Bryan Hart, Paskanake Project Management & Vata Projects
    May 2004
    This document is a guide to the three reports that chart the evolution of the April 2003 Manitoba Water Strategy. There is an analysis of the extent to which the final Manitoba Water Strategy reflects the language and content of the two documents that preceded it - a discussion paper authored by the Department of Conservation, and a report by a Steering Committee charged with holding a public discussion forum and reporting to the government. The main part of the analysis is a comparison between the final Water Strategy and the other two documents in terms of issues and strategies in six separate policy areas.
  • An Evaluation of the Preliminary Hydrogen Opportunities Report - for Manitoba Wildlands
    April 2004
    This document is an evaluation of the Manitoba Department of Energy, Science and Technology publication 'Preliminary Hydrogen Opportunities Report' (April 2003). Comments are provided regarding the overall readability and understandability of document that was intended for the general public, as well as on the composition of the report committee. The level of research and support for statements made in the government are also evaluated. The lack of acknowledgement of the disconnect between what is scientifically possible and the current state of public policy is noted and issues surrounding hydrogen exports to markets outside the province is discussed.
  • Manitoba Water Strategy (April 2003) - Getting to the Final Document - Water Brief - Bryan Hart, Paskanake Project Management
    February 2004
    This brief is a concise summary of the strengths and weaknesses of the April 2003 Manitoba Water Strategy, in relation to the two other documents that preceded the final 2003 Water Strategy. The brief lists these other two documents, and also identifies some other specific omissions of the Water Strategy.
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