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Internal Government Emails Reveal Defects in Canada’s Consultation on Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipe

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - Environment Canada had serious concerns with the Government of Canada's proposed consultation approach for the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, according to an internal government email obtained through the Access to Information Act.

An access to information request, filed almost four years ago by the Haisla Nation, shows Environment Canada highlighted a number of concerns with the project in an email dated September, 1, 2009. Some of those concerns included:

  • "First Nations were not involved in the design of the consultation process"
  • The process provides "limited…

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