We know there’s more to building a pipeline than just materials and construction. The success of Coastal GasLink relies on working with local communities, listening to their views, incorporating their feedback where possible, and caring for sensitive landscapes and culturally and historically significant places. First Nations communities do not have to choose between economics, culture, environment and a traditional way of life. By meeting and talking with them, we’re able to address their questions and concerns, and incorporate their local and traditional knowledge.
TC Energy and Coastal GasLink have been exceptional in the way they deal with First Nations people. They really listen and I think they care, and they’re willing to incorporate the needs and concerns of local Indigenous people into their project planning and strategy.”
– Layne Boucher,
local Indigenous contractor
Our Extraordinary Legacy in action
Construction Monitoring and Community Liaison Program
Long before construction began, Coastal GasLink made collaboration and community feedback a priority. That feedback has helped improve the overall design of the project and drove the development of the programs put in place during construction and operation to protect Indigenous culture and values along with the environment, including the Construction Monitoring and Community Liaison (CMCL) Program. Members of all 20 First Nations communities along the project route are participating in the program, which provides opportunities for Indigenous members to participate in construction within their traditional territory for the purposes of observing, recording and reporting on the implementation of construction activities to their communities. Watch and read more about the CMCL program.