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MILTON, Ont. — CN’s plan to build a massive truck and rail terminal in Milton is meeting heavy opposition, as residents say the proposed terminal is too close to home.

Although they don’t mind the $40 million terminal being constructed in their city, the 200 residents who showed up at a recent meeting say it should be built on industrial land. The current plan sees the terminal erected on prime farmland in plain view of the Niagara Escarpment.

"This land was purchased cheaply, but CN is wealthy and can afford to buy industrial land," local resident Rita Post told local media. "Why force us to go through this adversarial process of reports, hearings and court appeals?"

CN promises to launch an environmental assessment before submitting an application to the Canadian Transport Commission this fall.

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