Minister Catherine McKenna asked to stop Enerdu hydro dam expansion in Almonte - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Matthew Kupfer, CBC News Ottawa, July 5, 2016

Dozens of protesters waded into the Mississippi River near Almonte's old town hall to try to stop the expansion of a hydroelectric dam they say could bring an endangered type of dragonfly closer to the brink of extinction.

They're calling on Catherine McKenna, minister of the environment and climate change, to issue an emergency order to stop the project.

Linda Manzer organized the Monday afternoon protest because Enerdu Power Systems has all the paperwork it needs to start construction. She said Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry should not have approved the project.