Harper’s parting patronage clouds eastern pipeline debate

The NEB, whose official task it is to determine if a pipeline is in the national interest and recommend accordingly a way forward to the government, remains a cornerstone of the process—and it is hard to build on sand.

On Aug. 9, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna declined to comment on the panel's behind-closed-doors dealings with parties that have a direct or indirect interest in the outcome of its review of Energy East, or their potential impact on the NEB's credibility as an independent agency.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By CHANTAL HÉBERT

PUBLISHED : Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 12:00 AM

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