(Vancouver, BC) – The BC Métis Federation is updating members and partner communities that the Kinder Morgan Canada proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project is preparing to enter Phase III Government Decision.
BC Métis Federation continues to assert Section 35 Métis rights for our members and communities in affected project areas, such as the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project. BC Métis Federation, as recognized by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), has been invited to apply for participant funding for Phase 111 of the four Phase process defined by CEAA to reach a decision on whether the expansion will be approved. A submission was completed this past weekend.
BC Métis Federation President Henry stated, “The CEAA process is important to participate on behalf of our members and as Phase II is ending we will prepare for Phase III. There is still some time before any final project determination and I expect this process to be delayed given the upcoming Federal election in October.”
BC Métis Federation President Henry added, “These updates are important for members to read and understand the legal standing of the BC Métis Federation for our members in these projects. Ultimately the Government of Canada will decide on the fate of this project in accordance with the CEAA process. I encourage members to carefully read the CEAA letter to understand the next steps.”
BC Métis Federation President Henry concluded; “There is a small minority continuing to suggest BC Métis Federation is not recognized by the Government of Canada. As you can see this just the latest example to demonstrate that this is simply not the case.”
For more information about the BC Métis Federation also be sure to view our website at www.bcmetis.com.
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