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Sarah Delicate spoke on the operational limits of Plan 2014 during the Flood Talks: Durham event held at the Audley Recreation Centre. January 30, 2020 - Jason Liebregts/Torstar

Canada - Clarington shoreline advocate joins international flood review committee

Lake Ontario: International Joint Commission (IJC)for Great Lakes Management appoints Public Advisory Group for review of water regulation plan

CLARINGTON — After years of advocating for a better plan to protect the Lake Ontario shoreline from flooding, Bowmanville lakefront resident Sarah Delicate has been appointed to a Public Advisory Group to help identify potential improvements to the regulation of Lake Ontario outflows.

“For years homeowners have had the short end of the stick. We’re very hopeful this will rebalance the plan,” said Delicate, from the United Shorelines Ontario. “I want to rebalance the plan, give shorelines a voice and municipalities a voice.”

The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced that it has appointed a 16-member Public Advisory Group on Thursday, May 21. The public committee will assist the IJC’s Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee with an expedited review of Plan 2014.

“The challenge is there are opposing interests. What shipping wants is opposite to what (residents) want. What Ontario wants is opposite to what Montreal wants,” said Delicate.

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