The Prime Minister of New Scotland says he hoped fishermen would end the blockade of research boats engaged to explore the underwater gas route, but that there were no plans to extend the company's deadline.
Stephen McNeil said on Thursday that he would advise fishermen to allow seismic research in Northumberland passage because it is a legitimate activity.
"I hope people will allow people to do their job. What they (the company) do is seismic work … Then there will be a public consultation on what will be or will not be, the prime minister said after the government meeting.
However, he also said that near the Northern pulp near Pictou, N. S., to decide whether to call the RCMP to end the blockade.
Milk for milk until 2020
McNeil said that opponents should admit that the environmental review will allow a public debate on the proposed gas pipeline to end the use of the wastewater facility at Boat Harbor.
However, since the fishermen continued to block the port in the mouths that started earlier this week, the time frame for completing the gas pipeline before the prescribed deadline seemed to be solid.
The province has a request since January 2020 that Northern Pulp stops sending its waste to the territory of the first country.
The normal time period for the environmental inspection is close to two months, and work on a potential pipeline should start during the construction season 2019 to be completed early next year.
Northern Pulp must find an alternative
The Liberal government has promised that, after half a century of toxic waste – with 70 million liters of treated waste daily on the edge of the Pictou Landing First Nation Reserve, Northern Pulp has to find alternatives.
As it went through a week, McNeil said it was up to the society and community to discover the way forward.
"The timeline is solid, there are no questions … it's on the company, the company knew that deadline. The community knows the deadline," the prime minister said.
"We will continue to go outside and work with the community, communicate the public about public hearings … In that area there are three elected public officials, I can tell where they stand on this issue … I'm" None of them have heard about it. "
Team leader Tim Houston, who is one of the three lawmakers for the area, said it was not true.
A new Progressive Conservative leader said McNeil forgot to send his office a letter calling for a more intensive environmental review than he had approved.
Houston said he wants revitalization of level 2, as happened in the planned clearing of the Harbor Harbor harbor, rather than at level 1 for the wastewater pipeline.
In considering Class 1, the proposer makes a great deal of work to determine the potential impacts of the project. Once it is submitted to the province, the province will review the application, give the public 30 days to pronounce any opinion on the project, and then make a decision on whether it has been approved, conditionally approved or refused.
Class 2 includes a 275-day time frame that requires a lot of public hearing and includes a panel of external environmental experts.
Houston said that he was standing, the community lost confidence in the process, and that's why the fishermen block the harbor.
"The blockade is a byproduct of the government's failure to say it will properly study the project. Fishermen are worried," he said.
A group of fishermen from Northumberland said they would block any research vessel that would enter the scarcet by placing their own ships on their way.
Ecosystem in question: fisherman
Fisherman Mike Noel, one of the representatives of the group, said on Thursday there were no ships that blocked the harbor due to a tough time, but they can react quickly if the investigative court tries to use the port.
Noel said there are no plans to change the course based on prime ministerial comments, because the ecosystem of poverty is in question.
"He (Stephen McNeil) had no conversation with us, so no, we do not have any thoughts to stop us anyway until we talk to the government in any case," he said.
A spokesman for Paper Ekcellence Canada, Richmond, B.C., owns a cellulose factory, said research data would be of interest to different parties and would work with authorities to ensure the safety of all involved.
The company has publicly stated several times that there are no other viable options from the underwater pipeline for large mills like the one on which it operates, and said that it believed that the treated waste would not damage the storm fishing.
Paper Ekcellence also stated that the mill and 300 employees will be out of work unless they can build a pipeline to the exit.