FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 1, 2011 MP KENNEDY STEWART CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT-TO-GOVERNMENT TALKS WITH FIRST NATIONS

ON PIPELINE Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion crosses 15 First Nation Reserves BURNABY, BC – MP Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby–Douglas) is calling on Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver to immediately begin government-to-government talks with affected First Nations regarding Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Expansion. Evidence recently uncovered by Stewart shows the proposed Edmonton-to-Burnaby pipeline will cross 15 reserves and at least 28 traditional First Nation territories in British Columbia. According to Kennedy Stewart, ―His promised joint panel review isn’t enough. The minister needs to show the proper respect and directly talk with these First Nations. Tensions are already mounting. One First Nation already opposes the pipeline expansion and refuses to engage in bilateral talks with Kinder Morgan.‖ When questioned by Stewart in the House of Commons, Oliver rejected government-to-government talks with First Nations and has since proposed to reduce public input on major projects, including pipelines. Stewart says, ―The absence of treaties means First Nations have a near veto over major projects in disputed territories in British Columbia. The minister just doesn’t seem to get it. His lack of care in this matter not only threatens to derail his pet projects, but further undermine relations with First Nations overall. BC cannot afford this.‖ – 30 – Kennedy Stewart is the Official Opposition Critic for Western Economic Diversification, Associate Natural Resources Critic for Western Canada and member of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources. For more information, please contact: Jaclyn Moneypenny, Office of Kennedy Stewart, 613-996-5597 or kennedy.stewart.a2@parl.gc.ca Appendix: (attached) List of BC First Nation Reserves Directly Intersected by the Trans Mountain Pipeline List of BC First Nation Statement of Intent Boundaries by the Trans Mountain Pipeline Video links for Kennedy Stewart’s Questions and Statement to the House of Commons Link to Kinder Morgan’s Open Season Call Link to Minister Oliver’s speech to the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association Transcript of Questions and Statement to the House of Commons Letter to Kinder Morgan from Tsleil-Watuth Nation

APPENDIX List of BC First Nation Reserves Directly Intersected by the Trans Mountain Pipeline                Peters 1 (Peters Indian Band) Ohamil 1 (Sto:lo Nation) Matsqui Main 2 (Sto:lo Nation) Kamloops 4 (Tk'emlups Indian Band) Coldwater 1 (Coldwater Indian Band) Joeyaska 2 (Lower Nicola Indian Band) Zoht 4 (Lower Nicola Indian Band) Zoht 5 (Lower Niola Indian Band) Tzeachten 12 (Tzeachten First Nation) Popkum 1 (Popkum First Nation) Peters 1A (Peters First Nation) Kawkawa Lake 16 (Union Bar First Nation) Grass 15 (Sto:lo Nation) Whispering Pines 4 (Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band) Popkum 2 (Popkum First Nation)

List of BC First Nation Statement of Intent Boundaries by the Trans Mountain Pipeline  Northern Shuswap Tribal Council Society (part of Secwepemc Nation) o Tsq'escen' (Canim Lake) Band o Stswecem'c/Xgat'tem (Canoe & Dog Creek) Band o Xat'sull (Soda and Deep Creek) Band o T'exelc (Williams Lake) Indian Band Lheidli T'enneh Band Tsleil-Waututh Nation Squamish Nation Musqueam Nation Katzie Indian Band Yale First Nation Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group o Cowichan Tribes o Chemainus First Nation o Penelakut Tribe o Lyackson First Nation o Halalt First Nation o Lake Cowichan First Nation Tsawwassen First Nation Stó:lo Nation o Aitchelitz Band o Leq'a:mel Band o Matsqui Band o Popkum Band o Skawahlook Band o Skowkale Band o Shxwha:y Village Band 2

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Squiala Band Sumas Band Tzeachten Band Yakweakwioose Band

Video links for Kennedy Stewart’s Questions and Statement to the House of Commons Question to the House, November 25, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erdxPaAGCjk Statement to the House, November 22, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBfpo3EKT1o Question to the House, November 16, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoTrQm8WszQ Question to the House, October 25, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTxSavNXG9I Link to Kinder Morgan’s Open Season Call, October 20, 2011 http://www.kindermorgan.com/business/canada/TMX_Documentation/OSPOct20.pdf Link to Minister Oliver’s speech to the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, September 29, 2011
http://www.cepa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Speech-CEPA-Final.pdf

Transcript of Questions and Statement to the House of Commons NOVEMBER 25, 2011 Mr. Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we have seen what happens when the government and industry do not consult on major projects like the northern gateway. The coastal first nations have made clear their opposition to the project and process. Now Kinder Morgan is proposing to double the Trans Mountain pipeline that would run through at least 15 first nation reserves and 30 traditional territories. Failure to negotiate in good faith has left a cloudy picture of rights and title in British Columbia. When will the minister commit to government-to-government talks with the affected first nations? Hon. Joe Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the Minister of the Environment has referred the northern gateway pipeline project to a joint review. It is the highest level of scrutiny possible. The review is an open and independent process whereby interested parties, including aboriginal groups, can freely express their views. Our government, as the member knows, supports the diversification of our exports; however, we are committed to ensuring that any project is environmentally sustainable. NOVEMBER 22, 2011 Mr. Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas, NDP): Mr. Speaker, in a speech delivered to the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, the Minister of Natural Resources stated:
The new Enbridge Northern Gateway project and expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain system are currently under review by the joint panel.

Joint panel reviews combine a full National Energy Board oral hearing with the stringent Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency review panel. We on this side of the House continue to call for maximum public input on any pipeline projects and are pleased the government has heeded our calls and committed the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan projects to the most stringent reviews possible. As the Trans Mountain project is slated to run through my riding of Burnaby—Douglas, I have surveyed constituents; commissioned a province-wide poll; and met with dozens of stakeholders from 3

industry, first nations and municipal governments, many of which oppose the Trans Mountain expansion. Only by carefully listening to those most impacted by the projects will we be able to develop constructive solutions and move our economy forward.

NOVEMBER 16, 2011 Mr. Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas, NDP): Mr. Speaker, as the opposition leader, the Prime Minister appeared on Fox News and criticized the Canadian government for refusing to go to Iraq. Conservatives know what our MPs are doing in Washington. What the Conservatives failed to do was stand up for Canadian jobs and the environment. Like Americans with Keystone, first nations communities in B.C. do not want the risky Enbridge and TMX pipelines going through their communities. When will the Conservatives stop playing oil sands cheerleader and agree to consult and protect British Columbian communities? Hon. Joe Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources, CPC): Mr. Speaker, Canadians are extremely fortunate to have the third largest proven oil reserves in the world. This project will generate hundreds of thousands of jobs, trillions of dollars in economic activity and revenue to support social services, including education and health. Are the NDP members so star-struck by jet-setting Hollywood stars that they are blind to the needs of Canadian workers and their families? OCTOBER 25, 2011 Mr. Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Kinder Morgan is set to double the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline that runs from Edmonton to Burnaby. Residents and local municipalities are concerned about what this project could mean for the local environment, especially in the wake of the 2007 oil spill that forced the evacuation of hundreds of Burnaby residents and leaked oil into Burrard Inlet. Will the minister agree to full public consultation on this project, including direct talks with affected municipalities and first nations? Hon. Joe Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources, CPC): Mr. Speaker, every major project is reviewed by a regulatory agency. Our government respects the regulatory process, and that will proceed in every case.

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Letter to Kinder Morgan from Tsleil-Watuth Nation, October 31, 2011

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Letter to Kinder Morgan from Tsleil-Watuth Nation, October 31, 2011 (cont)

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