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‘This is the new order, don’t be shy’: Indigenous advisory group charts new path for Canada Energy Regulator 

By Aidan Chamandy      

'If they can make that roadmap fit ... I think it’ll grant them a tremendous amount of confidence because it takes so much uncertainty off the table,' says Indigenous Advisory Committee chairperson Tyrone McNeil. 

Construction work on the Trans Mountain pipeline is pictured outside Valemount, B.C. in September 2020. Bill C-69 was brought in, in part, to rework the Crown consultation process with energy projects. Flickr photograph by Adam Jones

The Canada Energy Regulator’s Indigenous Advisory Committee will provide “clarity” on how to approach consulting and working with Indigenous communities to any industry that has found itself in conflict with those communities in the past over energy project development, says the interim chairperson of the new body.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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