You will need to understand the proposal itself, as well as the economic, social, geographic and environmental situation surrounding the it. Gather information about the area, the proposed project and the by-laws, rules and regulations that apply to it. Here are some sources:
Find any by-laws and/or resolutions for:
Currently the federal government provides limited oversight for ILO development, however many of the agencies listed below will provide technical and research materials.
Statistics Canada is a rich source of data on many aspects of agriculture, communities, economics and the environment with links to statistics on various topics.