Dr. John Giesy
Siloxane D5 Board of Review
269 Laurier Street West
6th Floor, Office 075
Ottawa ON K1A 0K9
Dear Dr. Giesy:
I understand that the Siloxane D5 Board of Review is nearing completion of its report. As you know, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 requires that the report be made public immediately upon receipt.
In order to discharge that obligation and to respect the language rights of Canadians, please submit the report in English and French. Doing so will also ensure that all parties and the public will have access to the report at the same time.
Environment Canada can provide you with the necessary contract support for the tranlsation. We are also prepared to provide you with the services of a fluently bilingual scientist of your choice, who would work under your direction and perform a comparative reading of both versions to ensure the accuracy and quality of the translation. You may also wish to apply a disclaimer to the French document indicating that it is a translation, and that in the case of any discrepancy between the two versions, the authoritative report is the English one.
I am aware that the necessity of providing a translation may delay the delivery of the report by approximately three weeks. Therefore, I hereby extend the due date for its submission to October 31, 2011.
The Honourable Peter Kent, P.C., M.P.