Canada Energy Regulator amended conditions

In its August 2018 ruling, the Federal Court of Appeal found that Canada was unwilling to meaningfully discuss and consider changes to the Canada Energy Regulator’s (CER) conditions to the project.

As a result of the re-initiated Phase III consultations and the meaningful, two-way dialogue that included listening to concerns, responding to them and finding solutions and accommodations, a series of amendments to the CER’s conditions were identified. These address impacts to asserted and established Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.

The government has amended six conditions. They include changes to:

The amendments have been made to increase Indigenous confidence in the actions and commitments from TMC and the CER, as well as to increase the involvement of Indigenous communities in TMC’s plans.

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