Federal energy minister: new regulatory process to be introduced within a year
"We need to make sure that the regulatory process occurs within a defined and limited timeframe so they don't go on forever. Mackenzie Valley pipeline project took nine years to be approved. This is excessive, so that's one of the issues we're going to be looking at."
At an earlier event in Calgary, Oliver made it clear that the government would not intervene in the Northern Gateway process, but was optimistic that aboriginal leaders would eventually come to support the pipeline.
Oliver said he had the opportunity to discuss the project with aboriginal leaders at the First Nations summit in Ottawa, including a number of chiefs from British Columbia.
"It's always been my hope and continues to be that this pipeline would address issues that will create economic activity that will be beneficial," said Oliver.
"We believe the aboriginal communities and First Nations can benefit in a transformative way from some of these developments. There's money on the table, there's equity participation and there's jobs, so it's our hope to continue to have a dialogue with the First Nations and see whether we together can achieve our objectives."We have a moral and constitutional obligation to consult and accommodate and we of course will do that."Read the Rest Here
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