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Feds delay deadline to approve Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project – CBC

More time needed to look at quashed deals with Manitoba Metis Federation, says official

May 16, 2019

The federal government has pushed back a deadline to approve the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project, citing outstanding concerns raised by impacted Indigenous communities.

In an email to CBC News late Thursday, a spokesperson for the Minister of Natural Resources pointed specifically to the Pallister government’s decision to back out of deals inked between Manitoba Hydro and Indigenous communities as the reason more time is needed.

“It has become clear through our consultations that agreements offered by Manitoba Hydro to Indigenous communities, and then discontinued by the Manitoba Government, were critical for Indigenous support for this project,” said Alexandre Deslongchamps.

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