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Enbridge is not required to disclose the list of First Nations...

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Compiled by Debora Steel
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
7
Year: 
2012

Enbridge is not required to disclose the list of First Nations groups that have signed on for a share of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project says the Joint Review Panel which met in Edmonton last month. The lawyer for Coastal First Nations said the list was a “matter of significant importance,” and demanded it be shared. Enbridge has claimed a 60 per cent buy-in among Aboriginal groups within 80 km on either side of the 1,177-km pipeline route. But Enbridge claims the nations required legal confidentiality clauses be written into the agreement. The panel said the list isn’t relevant—yet. “The panel does not see a need for the list for our purpose at this point,” chair Sheila Leggett said. Final hearings were scheduled for Prince George, B.C., from Oct. 9 to Nov. 9 and Prince Rupert, B.C., from Nov. 22 to Dec. 18.

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