The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) is pleased with today’s court decision to dismiss the appeal challenging the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP). This project, which will be among the safest and most technically advanced pipelines in the world, has been the subject of extensive Crown-led Indigenous consultations and has met an unprecedented number of stringent regulatory requirements.
Today’s decision provides the necessary clarity on the standard of Indigenous consultation that must be met for major projects to proceed. The decision also proves that Canada has the legal and regulatory systems in place to support the development of major infrastructure projects. This ruling is critical for investor confidence to undertake major projects and signals that Canada is, in fact, open for business.
We look forward to TMEP being in operation as soon as possible.
Please attribute this statement to the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) OR Chris Bloomer, President and CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA).
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