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Energy East Pipeline Project

The Energy East Pipeline (EEP) project was proposed to be a 4,500-kilometre pipeline carrying 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada. The proposal consisted of converting 3,000 km of existing natural gas pipelines to oil and constructing 1,600 km of new pipeline. The proposal also included over 70 pump stations, 4 tank terminals, and a marine terminal in Saint John, NB.  

TransCanada Pipelines Limited also proposed to construct the Eastern Mainline (EML) project, a new gas pipeline and related components between Markham, Ontario, and Brouseville, Ontario. Approximately 203 km of the proposed 279 km pipeline would have been installed adjacent to existing pipeline, railway and public highway rights-of-way.

More information about the EEP and Eastern Mainline projects and National Energy Board review can be found here.

On October 5, 2017, TransCanada Pipelines Limited withdrew its application for review of the Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline projects by the National Energy Board. As a result, NRCan has concluded its activities on these projects.

Energy East Project Participant Funding Allocation

In 2016 and 2017, Natural Resources Canada sought feedback from Indigenous groups on a proposed approach to Crown consultations for the Energy East and Eastern Mainline Projects. NRCan offered participant funding to Indigenous groups potentially impacted by the projects to support their review of the draft consultation approach and to facilitate their participation in early Crown consultation activitiesFootnote 1.

The following Indigenous groups applied for and were approved for participant funding from Natural Resources Canada to support consultations on the Energy East and Eastern Mainline Projects:


Recipient Approved Funding Allocations
Algonquin Opportunity (No. 2) Corporation, on behalf of the Algonquin Treaty Negotiations Funding TrustFootnote 2 $45,000.00
Animakee Wa Zhing #37 $5,000.00
Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek $5,000.00
Aroland First Nation $5,000.00
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg $5,000.00
Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek $5,000.00
Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek $4,999.00
Carry the Kettle First Nation $5,000.00
Conseil de la Nation huronne-wendat $5,000.00
Day Star First Nation $5,000.00
Eagle Lake First Nation $5,000.00
Fort William First Nation $5,000.00
Gambler First Nation $5,000.00
George Gordon First Nation $5,000.00
Ginoogaming First Nation $5,000.00
Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-AkiFootnote 3 $9,009.00
Grassy Narrows First Nation $5,000.00
Hornepayne First Nation $5,000.00
Kapuskasing Cree First Nation $5,000.00
Kebaowek First Nation $5,000.00
Kingsclear First Nation $4,738.00
Kinistin Saulteaux Nation $4,750.00
Kitigan Migiwam, on behalf of Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation $5,000.00
Kwilmu’kw maw-klusuaqn Negotiation OfficeFootnote 4 $55,000.00
Lac Seul First Nation $5,000.00
Long Lake #58 First Nation $5,000.00
Louis Bull First Nation $4,950.00
Madawaska Maliseet First Nation $5,000.00
Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. $14,845.12
Maritime Aboriginal  Peoples Council, on behalf of Native Council of Nova Scotia $5,000.00
Métis Nation - Saskatchewan Eastern Region IIA $5,000.00
Métis Nation - Saskatchewan Eastern Region III $5,000.00
Métis Nation - Saskatchewan Western Region III - Swift Current Local #35 $5,000.00
Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 2 $4,999.30
Métis Nation of Ontario $6,900.00
Mi’gmawei Mawiomi SecretariatFootnote 5 $15,000.00
Mi’gmawe'l Tplu’taqnn IncFootnote 6 $40,000.00
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation $4,950.00
Mohawk Council of Kanesatake $5,000.00
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte $4,993.30
Montana First Nation $5,000.00
Mosquito Grizzly Bear's Head Leanman Assiniboine Nation $5,000.00
Muscowpetung First Nation $5,000.00
Naotkamegwanning First Nation $5,000.00
New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council (NBAPC) $5,000.00
Obashkaandagaang First Nation $5,000.00
Ochiichagwe'Babigo'Ining First Nation $5,000.00
Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation $5,000.00
Oromocto First Nation $5,000.00
Pasqua First Nation $5,000.00
Peepeekisis First Nation $5,000.00
Piikani First Nation  $4,938.50
Première Nation Malécite de Viger $4,911.64
Red Rock Indian Band $4,932.20
Red Sky Métis Independent Nation $5,000.00
Rolling River First Nation $5,000.00
Samson Cree Nation $5,000.00
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation (Shoal River) $5,000.00
Sioux Valley Dakota Nation (Oak River) $5,000.00
Sipekne'katik $5,000.00
St. Mary’s First Nation $5,000.00
Swan Lake First Nation $5,000.00
Taykwa Tagamou Nation $5,000.00
Temagami First Nation $5,000.00
Timiskaming First Nation $5,000.00
Tobique First Nation $5,000.00
Wabun Tribal CouncilFootnote 7 $14,997.36
Wahgoshig First Nation $5,000.00
Wahnapitae First Nation $5,000.00
Wolf Lake First Nation $5,000.00
Woodstock First Nation $4,750.00
Total $514,663.42
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