The current Kanawaki Lease includes a renewal clause in 2021 that could be exercised by Kanawaki, with the condition that the rental amounts to landholders be re-negotiated. The MCK has taken the lead to ensure every party of interest has the information needed for such a negotiation.
The MCK’s Kanawaki Golf Club Project Working Group has identified two phases to consultation:
1 – To educate the stakeholder about the history of the Kanawaki lands and the land lease.
2 – To consult the stakeholders about the 25 year lease extension in 2021 and to ask landholders and Community Members what they wish to see with the land in 2046.
To carry out these activities, a consultation officer was hired to contact each landholder to a) ensure they know all sides of the issue; and b) to gauge feedback on the 2021 extension and direction on the 2046 end of lease. The information collected from landholders will be provided to Canada and the Kanawaki Golf Club to be used for discussions with stakeholders for 2021.
The Kahnawà:ke Environment protection Office presented its Environmental Site Assessment Report to Kanawaki lot holders at the meeting held on October 25, 3018. The video can be accessed below: