MONTREAL – The controversial sewage dump in the Saint-Lawrence River has yet again been postponed.
Outgoing federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced that her ministry was extending the deadline until Monday, November 9.
After that date, the city will have to deal with the new Liberal government and its environment minister.
The city wants to close a large sewer used to feed wastewater to treatment plants to do maintenance work and relocate a snow chute located underneath the Bonaventure Expressway.
Aglukkaq had ordered a halt on the plan to dump 8 billion litres of raw sewage into the Saint-Lawrence River, pending more studies.
The City of Montreal insists the dump needs to happen before the winter.