For immediate release
25 January 2013
Joint Review Panel Required to Change Hearing Format for Oral Statements in Kelowna
CALGARY - Due to recent information concerning public safety associated with the Kelowna oral statement hearing on 28 January, the Joint Review Panel has changed the format.
The Panel has become aware of information regarding safety concerns if the hearing continues as originally planned. As a result, the Panel is restricting the hearing room to oral statement presenters, their guest and the media.
The Panel will provide a room for the public to hear the audio broadcast in a different location. Please see the Panel’s website for updates. The Panel is committed to providing a safe and secure venue for all of its proceedings.
A live audio broadcast of the hearing will be available through the Panel’s website (www.gatewaypanel.review.gc.ca). Transcripts of the hearing will be posted to the Panel’s website. The Panel regrets any inconvenience this may cause to those who were planning to attend the hearing.
About the Joint Review Panel
The Joint Review Panel for the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project is an independent body, mandated by the Minister of the Environment and the National Energy Board. The Panel will assess the environmental effects of the proposed project and review the application under both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and the National Energy Board Act.
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