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NEWS RELEASE · 15th February 2012
John Disney
Secretary to the Joint Review Panel
Enbridge Northern Gateway Project
444 Seventh Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 0X8

Hearing order OH-4-2011 for the
Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.
Enbridge Northern Gateway Project Application of 27, May 2010

Attention: Secretary of the JRP,

Re/ Northern Gateway Pipelines Application to the National Energy Board
Enbridge Northern Gateway Project
NEB File No: OF-Fac-Oil-N304-2010-01 01
Prince Rupert - Hearing Schedule for Oral Evidence

This office on behalf of the community of Old Massett wish to strongly object to the above quoted letter submitted by Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines (ENGP) to the JRP pertaining to the Prince Rupert hearing schedule. It is preposterous that the proponent of this entire project is now trying to influence the process that is purported to be separate and at arms length from themselves.

ENGP should not and must not have any influence on the process. They have made their application and should now be patient and await the outcome of the process. Anything less is a flagrant violation of the democratic process and for them to think they can now step in and ‘change the rules’ is arrogant at the least and violates all democratic principles at the worst.

This office therefore strongly recommends that this request be denied and the process be allowed to continue. The non-aboriginal interveners and their representatives have a strong and very relevant message to present to the JRP. To curtail this message would make a mockery of the entire process.

Yours truly with respect,

John Disney, Economic Development Officer.