The mandate of the MECC is to facilitate the successful
implementation of the Terms and Conditions of EA Approval for the Lower
Mattagami River Project.
The MECC was constituted prior to OPG giving notice that
it intended to proceed with the LMRP.
The MECC shall continue to operate for 5 years after
completion of the LMRP at which point the MECC will cease to operate. The
MECC's traditional knowledge advisory function will be entirely with the
Custodial Body upon dissolution of MECC. OPG will continue to make partial
financial contributions to the annual operating costs of the Custodial Body,
for the period of construction of LMRP and the New Post Creek Project,
following which there will be a re-evaluation of the funding for the Custodial
Each of the following shall be entitled to membership on
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Ministry
of the Environment, and Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, shall be
invited to participate as observers on the MECC and to provide support and
advice, as required.
The Towns of Moosonee and Kapuskasing shall be invited
to participate as observers on the MECC primarily to facilitate communication
with the municipalities, and to provide support and advice, as required