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Former Industry Minister Jim Prentice, now CIBC's vice-chair, says Canada needs to push forward on pipeline construction so it can export the oil and gas in Western Canada to markets in Asia.
Former Industry Minister Jim Prentice, now CIBC's vice-chair, says Canada needs to push forward on pipeline construction so it can export the oil and gas in Western Canada to markets in Asia.
(Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)

Jim Prentice's tall order: getting First Nations to love Enbridge pipeline

Martin Louie, chief of B.C.’s Nadleh Whut’en First Nation, recalls that he met Jim Prentice once, but he doesn’t remember if they actually spoke nor does he place any particular faith in Mr. Prentice’s bona fides.

In his new role as consultant on Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway project, the former Conservative cabinet minister is hoping to consult with aboriginal Canadians like Mr. Louie, with the aim of accommodating their concerns about the project and bringing them into a partnership with Enbridge.