Is the dream of a First Nations-led pipeline plan more than a ‘big joke’?

Indigenous entrepreneur Calvin Helin believes he has found the way to turn his pipeline dreams into reality: obtain consent first from certain First Nations and worry about the economics later.

Amid the constitutional mess enveloping the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion plans, the president of Eagle Spirit Energy Holding Ltd. says his alternative, Northern Alberta-B.C. pipeline proposal has gained a new lease on life over the past four weeks. Mr. Helin says investor interest in Eagle Spirit has picked up considerably since Kinder Morgan announced on April 8 that it had halted non-essential work on the Trans Mountain project and set a May 31 deadline for a decision on whether to proceed.

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