Enbridge plans Northern Gateway shakeup, giving greater control to aboriginal partners – Financial Post

Enbridge plans Northern Gateway shakeup, giving greater control to aboriginal partners – Financial Post

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014608 Views

December 6, 2014

Enbridge plans Northern Gateway shakeup, giving greater control to aboriginal partners

CALGARY • Enbridge Inc. is planning significantly greater aboriginal participation and control — perhaps even a majority — over the Northern Gateway oil pipeline, while eventually stepping back into more of an operator role, the proposed pipeline’s top executive confirmed Friday.

Extensive consultation with British Columbia’s First Nations and Metis communities on the controversial $7.9-billion project has increased awareness at the Calgary-based company that it needs to better reflect their needs and interests and be more “inclusive,” project president John Carruthers said in an interview.

We are open to change

“We do recognize now, more than we did originally, that there needs to be a strong aboriginal and B.C. voice in the leadership,” he said. “We all share those values, but we do need to create an opportunity for First Nations and Metis to participate in decisions relating to the project. We are open to change.”

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