Experts to advise Ottawa as it consults First Nations that want stake in TMX

OTTAWA- A former Enbridge executive has been appointed to head a committee that will advise the federal government as it consults with Indigenous communities that want a financial stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Linda Coady will lead a group of experts that will help the government during the engagement process. Coady was chief sustainability officer for Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. and was the former co-chair of the government’s Generation Energy Council. The government says a number of Indigenous communities have expressed interest in participating economically in Trans Mountain through equity and revenue sharing. Morneau sent letters on July 9 to the 129 potentially affected Indigenous communities, or their delegates, that might have an interest in securing economic partnership in the oil pipeline. The letters…

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