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Gananoque Dam and Hydroelectric Facility – Agreement Renewal – Disposition of American Eel – ORA

May 23, 2011:


The Waterpower Agreement process outlined in Regulation 242/08 of the ESA is one means of ensuring effective mitigation. However, the Gananoque Agreement falls far short of being an effective means of protection and recovery of the American Eel, and gives the appearance that waterpower developers have too much influence in negotiating effective agreements. A much stronger agreement should have been possible given that the ministry has had three years to negotiate it.

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