April 9, 2019
Today senior representatives of Coastal GasLink (CGL) met with leaders from the 20 Indigenous communities who have signed agreements with CGL to continue to discuss the project and opportunities for First Nations, their communities and their people.
The meeting was the latest in a series of meetings that have occurred since LNG Canada took a positive final investment decision, and the result of a commitment made by Coastal GasLink to continuously engage with First Nations communities to ensure benefits are fully realized.
“I appreciate the efforts our First Nation partners have made to work closely with us,” said Coastal GasLink President David Pfeiffer. “Continuing to work constructively with our twenty agreement holders ensures that we build a project that produces lasting economic and social benefits for Indigenous communities across northern British Columbia.”
Coastal GasLink will continue to engage and provide updates with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities as the project continues to progress. For example, in the past several weeks representatives of Coastal GasLink have also met with several communities including Smithers Council and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.
Construction activities continue across northern British Columbia to prepare workforce accommodation sites and to complete right-of-way clearing in preparation for pipeline construction in 2020.