First Nations demand more transparency on pipeline project

Global News

MONCTON – Chief George Ginnish is worried about how Saint John’s new port could impact traditional fishing rights.

“There has to be certain things done to ensure our rights are taken into account,” he said, speaking for the Assembly of First Nations in New Brunswick.

“We would be concerned generally about how it would impact our aboriginal treaty rights … I know many of the Maliseet First Nations do harvest fish for their communities in Fundy.”

Ginnish said they’re keeping a close eye on the project and they want to work closely with developers.

“For too many years our people have been marginalized and been at the fringes,” he said.

The new port would be part of the massive TransCanada Energy East pipeline. Public and private investors are funding the project.

The line would export over a million barrels of oil a day to Saint John, and then be shipped to…

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