Update from MLA Greg Clark: Conversation with Prime Minister regarding Springbank Project

July 21, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News


Last week, MLA Greg Clark for Calgary-Elbow had the opportunity to question Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the Springbank flood mitigation project. Find out what the PM said about the project and more in Greg’s letter to his constituents, shared below.


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The following is an update to constituents sent out by the MLA for Calgary-Elbow, Greg Clark, who has consented to us sharing his message with all CRCAG members.


Dear Neighbour,


I wanted to share a quick update with you on the Springbank dry dam project. This past Saturday I had the opportunity to have a brief conversation with the Prime Minister about the project. I wanted to ensure he knew about the urgency of Springbank in particular and of flood mitigation for southern Alberta in general.


He assured me he was aware of the importance of the project and that Mayor Nenshi had raised it with him as a priority for Calgary in a meeting that morning. He also said Minister Kent Hehr has been keeping him informed as the project moves along.


I have also been in touch with the provincial Minister of Transportation Brian Mason to find out when the provincial environmental review hearings will begin. I understand the final step before that can happen, open houses in Springbank, will take place in the coming weeks. I will follow up again when I have firm dates and details.


As it stands the project is still on track to be operational for the 2021 flood season. I will keep you posted as I learn more, and will let you know how and when you can contribute to the regulatory review.


Hope you’re having a great summer. As always, please contact my office any time with questions or comments on flood issues or anything else.


All the best.