Statement From Kim Baird, Chair, Trans Mountain Expansion Project Ministerial Panel

OTTAWA, Nov. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Ms. Kim Baird, Chair of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project Ministerial Panel, made the following statement on delivering the panel's report to Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr.

"On behalf of myself and my colleagues, Mr. Tony Penikett and Dr. Annette Trimbee, I would like to thank Minister Carr for the opportunity to engage with local communities and Indigenous groups along the proposed route through Alberta and British Columbia.

"Our role as the Ministerial Panel has been both challenging and enlightening as we heard strong and diverse views from Canadians across the country on this proposed pipeline project.

"We have done our best to reflect these views accurately in our report to Minister Carr, which will help the Government of Canada make a decision on this project that is in the interest of Canadians.

"Our work as panel members has now concluded. We would like to sincerely thank all Canadians who chose to engage with us, whether in person or online, for their contributions to this important discussion."

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SOURCE Natural Resources Canada

For further information: Alexandre Deslongchamps, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister, Natural Resources Canada, 343-292-6837; Media Relations, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, 343-292-6100

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