Letter: Transparency from the IJC is long overdue

Making decisions without accountability does not make sense

To the Expositor:

The need for transparency from the International Joint Commission (IJC), which governs water level decisions on the Great Lakes is long overdue. Governments should be insisting on a reporting mechanism to the public of both countries so that the public can evaluate the decision making involved in determining outflow levels from Lake Superior and the Chicago diversion. The fact that the commission is making choices between concerns about ice in the hydro intakes and flooding the shorelines of Lake Huron and Michigan without accountability does not make any sense. Surely there are other options available to protect hydro inlets. The situation needs the attention of politicians at the highest levels.

Gary Lewis