Media Advisory - Public invited to meet with Ministerial Panel for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

OTTAWA, July 18, 2016 /CNW/ - The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMX) Ministerial Panel has been tasked by Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, to engage with local communities, stakeholders, and Indigenous groups, to seek additional views that could be relevant to the Government's final decision on the project.

The Panel, composed of Ms. Kim Baird, Mr. Tony Penikett and Dr. Annette Trimbee, is holding public meetings along the proposed TMX pipeline and marine corridors throughout July and August.

Meetings are taking place in:

Kamloops: July 19, 20
Chilliwack: July 21
Abbotsford: July 26
Langley: July 27, 28
Burnaby: August 9, 10, 11
Vancouver: August 16, 17, 18
North Vancouver: August 19
Victoria: August 23, 24

The public is welcome at all sessions. Formal registration is not required. For information about meeting times and locations, visit:

Canadians can also express their views to the Ministerial Panel online at

Once its engagement activities are completed, the Panel's work will conclude in November with a report to Minister Carr, which will be made public.

In addition to the Panel's engagement activities, the Government of Canada is continuing to consult directly with Indigenous peoples.

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SOURCE Natural Resources Canada

For further information: Media may contact: Media Relations, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, 343-292-6100


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