Statement from the Honourable Jim Carr on Canada’s Letter to the National Energy Board Supporting the Establishment of a Standing Panel to Determine Trans Mountain’s Compliance with Provincial and Municipal Permits


November 29, 2017             Ottawa                        Natural Resources Canada

“Canadians want an energy system that creates good, middle-class jobs while protecting and preserving the environment for future generations.

“Yesterday, Canada filed a letter to the National Energy Board, indicating the Government’s support for establishing a Standing Panel to determine ongoing compliance by Kinder Morgan for the project conditions of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion.

“The Government has taken an important step to ensure that when a natural resource project is approved, it proceeds in a timely fashion and continues to generate economic benefits for all Canadians.

“The Government is supportive of establishing a process that would assist in resolving any conflicts over the issuance of municipal or provincial permits and avoid unnecessary delays to project construction or regulatory compliance.”

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