Media Advisory - Joint Review Panel Community Hearings for Oral Statements in Vancouver - Media to Confirm Attendance

CALGARY, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The Joint Review Panel (the Panel) for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project will be holding community hearings for oral statements in Vancouver beginning on 14 January 2013. Media who are planning on attending the oral statement hearings are asked to notify Panel staff (at the bottom of this advisory) in advance so appropriate planning can be put in place.

Hearing Room Venue* Public Viewing Room ** Date(s)
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street
The Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Drive
14- 18 January
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
1133 West Hastings Street
30 January - 1 February

* Given the large urban nature of Vancouver, the Panel has decided that it will limit access to the hearing room to registered oral statement presenters, one guest each, and media.
** The Panel is committed to a fair, transparent process and has established a viewing room for all others to attend and watch a live video broadcast of the hearing.

For specific session times and locations for both the oral statement hearings and the public viewing room, please visit the Panel's website (http://gatewaypanel.review-examen.gc.ca ) and look under Hearing Schedule.

Media Procedure for the Oral Statement Hearings
Members of the media are welcome to attend the oral statement hearings. Filming, recording and photographing will be allowed within pre-established fixed locations in the hearing room. Media reporting or interviews will not be allowed inside the hearing room. There is limited space for media in the hearing room. Media may be asked to rotate in and out in order to allow equal access for all media outlets.

Media are also welcome to observe the hearings in the public viewing room. Interviews or reporting from inside the viewing room will not be allowed. The Panel may modify the media procedure for the hearings at any time.

SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information:

Annie Roy (annie.roy@ceaa-acee.gc.ca)
Manager, Communications
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Telephone: 613-957-0396

Kristen Higgins (kristen.higgins@neb-one.gc.ca)
Communications Officer
National Energy Board
Telephone 403-299-3122
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265