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Think-tank suggests working with FN to get pipeline approved

According to a Canadian think-tank, the biggest obstacle of the approval of the Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline is Aboriginal communities.

The MacDonald-Laurier Institute says the line to B.C could get better public feedback by engaging First Nations as stakeholders.

The authors point to 6 key factors that would see the Northern Gateway completed.

They include creating a seperate stream of revenue for First Nations along the pipeline, a long term region-wide aggreement that guarantees jobs and world-leading environmental monitoring and spill response.

The authors say if the project becomes a missed opportunity, all Canadians would be affected.

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May 31st, 2013