CALGARY, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Joint Review Panel (the Panel) for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project will be holding community hearings for oral statements in Victoria beginning on 4 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)|
| Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe
Hotel & Spa
45 Songhees Road
| Ramada Victoria Hotel
123 Gorge Road East
| 4-5 January;
* Given the large urban nature of Victoria, 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 (www.gatewaypanel.review.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 ([email protected])
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Kristen Higgins ([email protected])
National Energy Board
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265