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Liberals extend deadline for Trans Mountain pipeline decision to June 18 – Calgary Herald

April 18, 2019

OTTAWA — The federal government is delaying its decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project until June 18 so it has more time to complete consultations with Indigenous groups.

The National Energy Board endorsed an expansion of the pipeline on Feb. 22, starting the clock on a 90-day period for Ottawa to make a final call.

That established May 22 as the original deadline.

Consultation teams continue to meet with potentially impacted Indigenous groups, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said in a statement.

“This process includes engaging in meaningful, two-way dialogue — to discuss and understand priorities of the groups our teams meet and to offer responsive accommodations, where appropriate,” he said.

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