8. Summary of the Environmental Assessment
The Management Plan for Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada has undergone a strategic environmental review in accordance with the Cabinet Directive entitled Environmental Assessment Process for Policy and Program Proposals . This federal environmental assessment process is a self-evaluation mechanism used by federal departments and agencies to determine, assess and generally mitigate the environmental impacts of projects or activities they plan to undertake. In accordance with Parks Canada’s Management Directive 2.4.4 on impact assessment, the scope of these environmental assessments extends to cultural resources, so that all the factors bearing on the assessment are included in the same report. The environmental assessment of this Management Plan is presented in a separate document entitled Évaluation environnementale stratégique du plan directeur du lieu historique national du Canada du Canal-de-Lachine . The following sections provide a summary of this document.
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