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The National Energy Board (NEB) has once again recommended the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, provided additional measures are taken to ensure tanker safety in the environmentally sensitive Salish Sea. Anyone following this ongoing issue would be compelled to ask: What then is the point of consultations that the Government of Canada is separately undertaking with 117 Indigenous communities along the pipeline route? Now that the NEB has reconsidered and re-approved the proposal, is there a purpose to the consultations?

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