Opinion

Harper’s hand-picked National Energy Board panel risks public confidence in pipeline approval process

Stephen Harper went to considerable lengths to ensure that the National Energy Board panel—tasked with vetting the controversial Energy East pipeline—be made up of commissioners hand-picked by the Conservatives, regardless of the election outcome.

Then-prime minister Stephen Harper chats with other attendees at a Conservative Party rally at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick on Sept. 10, 2015. The Hill Times Photograph by Andrew Meade

By CHANTAL HÉBERT

PUBLISHED : Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 1:09 PM

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