National Newswatch

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has green-lighted Montreal’s plan to discharge eight billion litres of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River if certain conditions are met.

McKenna told reporters from Paris today she’s asking the city to implement several measures before dumping the waste water such as monitoring the discharge and to improve emergency-planning clean-up measures.

She says the discharge can begin as soon as the conditions are met and must be completed by Dec. 5.

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has said the dump is necessary because th

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