Public Engagement

Whenever the International Joint Commission (IJC) is asked to make a decision about a dam or other structure in a river or a lake, it asks for views from the public. The IJC also holds public meetings every three years to discuss progress in cleaning up the Great Lakes, and solicits comments from the public on biennial progress reports on the Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement. 

Become involved in the work of the IJC by participating in public consultations and giving your perspective on decisions before the IJC.  Before the IJC makes decisions or recommendations, views of all interested parties are considered. The IJC welcomes comments submitted in writing at any time.  You are invited to share your perspective on general and specific matters under consideration at public meetings and information sessions, formal public hearings, webinars, and in response to information posted on IJC.org. The IJC also sponsors conferences, meetings and round table discussions in which members of the public and representatives of community groups and other organizations can take part. The IJC also involves the public by appointing stakeholders to its boards and convening advisory groups.

Recent Public Consultations

Phase 1 Report on the Expedited Review of Plan 2014

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The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee submitted their Phase 1 Report of the Expedited Review of Plan 2014 to the International Joint Commission (IJC) in November 2021. The IJC is posting the GLAM’s report for a 60-day public review and comment period from Thursday...

International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board Public Consultation

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The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board wishes to gather public feedback on its key findings and recommendations that have culminated from a multi-year, binational study of potential solutions to flooding in the LCRR basin. The public comment period is open until March 4th, and...

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