MYTH: Aboriginal people are being left out of the consultation process.
FACT: TransCanada believes in beginning consultation with communities and stakeholders early in the project development process. We build strong relationships with Aboriginal groups, landowners, residents, municipal governments and businesses throughout the course of our project engagement.
Through these relationships, we come to understand local challenges, issues and concerns and the potential ways in which we may address them. We are proud of the level of consultation and discussion that we are having with everyone concerned with this project. In fact, we have spent thousands of hours in meetings with all concerned, and have held two rounds of open houses. Their feedback, together with a large number of environmental and engineering studies, have directly resulted in the broadening of our studies to include several alternative routes.