Transport Canada offers bare-bones reply to news of city bylaw

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The waterfront tanks under construction in Cornwall.

CORNWALL, Ontario - Transport Canada has offered a rather simple, if not comical, response to a request for comment on a new city bylaw prohibiting work on a pair of chemical tanks on Cornwall's waterfront.

Seaway News made ongoing attempts to get comment from Transport Canada officials to see what kind of a response it would offer to the city's move.

This is what we received from Silvia Di Tiero, a Transport Canada spokesperson:

"Transport Canada has been made aware that a municipal bylaw regarding property use was passed by Cornwall City Council on the evening of December 9, 2013.  

"We appreciate that the community has an interest in the future of its waterfront."

Seaway News has sent a follow up, requesting some indication as to what Transport Canada specifically plans to do about the bylaw.

City officials were putting the final touches to a notice Wednesday that was to go out to all parties concerning the tank project, to advise them of the municipal bylaw.

Transport Canada leased the property to a private firm to erect a pair of calcium chloride tanks on the property in question on Harbour Road.

Organizations: Transport Canada, Cornwall City Council

Geographic location: CORNWALL, Ontario

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