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First Nations Partnerships Say Pipeline Companies Owe Them Millions – The Tyee

Four lawsuits allege a former major contractor for Coastal GasLink hasn’t paid for some work on the pipeline.

Four First Nations partnerships that worked on the Coastal GasLink pipeline are now suing the company and a former prime contractor for $10 million, alleging they haven’t been paid for all their work.

Three northern First Nations are involved in the four companies that filed claims against Coastal GasLink and Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Ltd., a prime contractor on the project until earlier this year. All four civil claims were filed in the B.C. Supreme Court within weeks of each other in June and July.

In the claims, Kyah Resources Inc., Frost Natanlii LP, NWF Resources Ltd. and Kyah Summit Camp Services say they have completed the work but have not been fully paid. The first three companies provided pipeline route clearing services and the fourth provides worker accommodation.

PAPC is the Canadian subsidiary of Bonatti Group, an Italian company.

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