Tar ponds project a priority notes minister

Letter to the editor from federal minister Stephen Owen
Cape Breton Post
Monday, June 7, 2004

I agree with your editorial (May 29, 2004) regarding the environmental assessment process for the Sydney tar ponds cleanup. As Mark Eyking, Roger Cuzner and I stated publicly on May 12th, in Sydney, federal government objectives are to move as expeditiously as possible, to ensure rigourous public engagement, and to apply the most advanced environmental technology. Whatever the process, these are the imperatives.

Stephen Owen
Minister of Public Works & Government Services