Taxpayers have invested a significant amount of $25 million in their efforts to prevent the establishment of a CN hub in the town of Milton
• Taxpayers in Halton Region have spent $25 million to prevent the construction of a CN intermodal hub in Milton.
• The information was released by the region's legal department following pressure from Milton Councillor Rick Malboeuf.
• So far, $22 million has been spent on efforts to halt the facility, with an additional $3 million in court costs for CN, which the region is appealing.
• The cost is expected to rise as the legal battle continues.
• Halton Region and its municipalities, with the support of the regional council, have been trying to block the transportation hub since it was announced in 2015.
• The hub, which would be located on a 400-acre site south of Britannia Rd. and east of Tremaine Rd. in Milton, is expected to operate 24 hours a day and cause increased noise and traffic, raising concerns about health and safety for residents.
• CN argues that the hub is necessary for its transportation network and has gained all federal approvals to operate in Milton.
• Halton has argued that CN is subject to any local laws that may apply if the project is allowed to proceed.