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Aboriginal group wants preferential hiring if Gateway pipeline approved – Edmonton Journal

by NationTalk on January 25, 2012433 Views

Aboriginal group wants preferential hiring if Gateway pipeline approved

By Trish Audette, edmontonjournal.com January 24, 2012

EDMONTON – The lead community-industry liaison for the Enoch Cree First Nation finds herself in a bit of a “bind” when it comes to the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal.

“We were known as the caretakers of the land … if you’re going to take something from the land, give something back,” Leigh Ann Ward said Tuesday. “There is a need for (the pipeline), but what are the environmental impacts?”

At the same time, Ward is interested in the economic benefits of the proposed pipeline, which would carry Alberta bitumen to Asia-bound tankers off the West Coast.

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Aboriginal+group+wants+preferential+hiring+Gateway+pipeline+approved/6043405/story.html#ixzz1kUObZLcS

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