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Enbridge Line 3

February 21, 2018

Indigenous Group: 122 First Nations and Tribes

Business: Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Issue: All 122 First Nations and Tribes have signed the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion

Comment: The Enbridge Line 3 project represented Enbridge Pipelines Inc.’s largest project in history at the time. It started as a $15.7 billion dollar replacement and expansion that would run from Hardisty, Alberta, (southeast of Edmonton and about 100 kilometres from the Saskatchewan border), and end at Irving Oil Ltd.’s refinery in Saint John. Along the way, it would run through Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Montreal and Quebec City are both along the proposed route. With widespread opposition the route was changed to run from Hardisty, Albeta to Gretna, Manitoba befor heading south to end at Superior, Wisconsin.

Latest Updates: Feb. 21, 2018: JWN – The new Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 Replacement Program. The committee is intended to enhance relationships in the Line 3 corridor. It is also to create a forum for Indigenous nations to advise regulators on integrating traditional knowledge and cultural values into monitoring the safety, environmental performance, and socio-economic aspects of the project. The committee’s terms of reference were co-developed by representatives of Indigenous nations potentially impacted by the project, in partnership with the Government of Canada and the NEB. Sixteen Indigenous members were selected by First Nations and Metis in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to sit as representatives alongside two federal members.