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ARCHIVED – Allocation of Funds for Participation in the Public Hearing for the Energy East and Eastern Mainline Projects

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The Board administers a Participant Funding Program (PFP), which provides financial assistance to individuals, Indigenous groups, landowners, and non-industry not-for-profit groups to facilitate public participation in certain project hearings and environmental assessments of designated projects.

In 2014, $2.5M of participant funding was announced for the Energy East Project and $300,000 was announced for the Eastern Mainline Project. In 2015, funding for the Energy East and Eastern Mainline Hearing was merged and increased to $5M. Due to high demand, the maximum amount awarded per group was $40,000. In 2016, funding for the Energy East and Eastern Mainline Hearing was further increased from $5M to $10M. In 2017, TransCanada withdrew the Energy East and Eastern Mainline project applications thereby terminating the hearing and related funding.

The PFP received 188 applications requesting a total of $10M. After reviewing the applications, the PFP recommended awarding $6.2M to 178 recipients. The Executive Vice President, Regulatory approved the recommendation. Indigenous groups account for 69% of the funding awarded.

Funding Awards
Applicant Amount awarded
Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick $33,000
Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative $40,000
Algonquins of Ontario $55,000
Animakee Wa Zhing $40,000
Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek $40,000
Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum $40,000
Aroland First Nation $40,000
Asini Wachi Nehiyawak Traditional Band $5,000
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs $40,000
Association des propriétaires Énergie Est $40,000
Association des propriétaires privés agricoles (acéricoles) et forestiers $40,000
Asubspeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek $40,000
Barry Harrigan and Wendy Horsler $12,000
Beverley Dahmer and Brenda Free $34,000
Big Grassy River First Nation $40,000
Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation $40,000
Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek $40,000
Birdtail Sioux First Nation $40,000
Brunswick House First Nation $40,000
Buctouche First Nation $40,000
Canadian Association of Energy and Pipeline Landowner Associations $80,000
Canada’s Building Trades Unions $40,000
Canupawakpa Dakota Nation #289 $40,000
Carry the Kettle First Nation $40,000
Catherine Doucet $3,000
Chapleau Ojibwe First Nation $40,000
Colin Seeley $12,000
Comité citoyen Stop Oléoduc Montmagny-L’Islet $40,000
Comité citoyen Stop Oléoduc Portneuf-Saint-Augustin $40,000
Comité Vigilance Hydrocarbures des municipalités de la MRC Maskinongé $40,000
Common Voice Northwest $40,000
Communauté métisse de la Gaspésie, Bas St-Laurent et Iles de la Madeleine $40,000
Conseil de la Nation Huronne-Wendat $55,000
Conseil des Abénakis d’Odanak $40,000
Conseil des Abénakis de Wôlinak $40,000
Conseil du patronat du Québec $10,000
Conservation Council of New Brunswick $40,000
Constance Lake First Nation $40,000
Council of Canadians $40,000
Dakota Tipi First Nation $40,000
Daphne Lannon $12,000
Darlene Dolinski $12,000
David Thompson $12,000
Dennis M. LeNeveu $12,000
Derek Weaver $12,000
Donald Watson $12,000
Dorothy Dobson $12,000
Eagle Lake (Migisi Sahigaigan) First Nation $40,000
Eagle Village First Nation $40,000
Ecology Action Centre $40,000
Ecology Ottawa $40,000
Edward Farquhar $2,000
Eel Ground First Nation $40,000
Eel River Bar First Nation $40,000
Elsipogtog First Nation $40,000
Environmental Defence Canada $40,000
Equiterre $40,000
Erik Leach $3,000
Ermineskin Cree Nation $40,000
Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church) First Nation $40,000
Falcon Trails Resort $12,000
File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council $40,000
Flying Post First Nation $40,000
Fort Folly First Nation $40,000
Fort William First Nation $40,000
Frog Lake First Nation $40,000
Fundy North Fishermen’s Association $40,000
Gary Nieminen $12,000
George Gordon First Nation   $40,000
Ginoogaming First Nation $40,000
Groupe de recherche appliquée en macroécologie $40,000
Grand Council Treaty 3 $40,000
Gull Bay (Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek) First Nation $25,000
Gwen Donohoe $12,000
IISD Experimental Lakes Area Inc. $40,000
Indian Island First Nation $40,000
Jillian Jordan $12,000
Kahkewistahaw First Nation $40,000
Keeseekoose First Nation $40,000
Kingsclear First Nation $40,000
Lac Seul First Nation $40,000
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper $40,000
Larry Hughes $12,000
Long Lake #58 First Nation $40,000
Long Plain First Nation $40,000
Louis Godin et al $37,000
Louise May $12,000
Lynaya Astephen $12,000
Madawaska Maliseet First Nation $40,000
Maliseet Nation Conservation Council $15,000
Manitoba Metis Federation $40,000
Marco Gruwel $12,000
Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council $25,000
Matachewan First Nation $40,000
Mattagami First Nation $40,000
Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation $40,000
Métis Nation – Saskatchewan Eastern Region III $40,000
Métis Nation of Ontario $40,000
Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat $40,000
Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated $40,000
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation $55,000
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne $40,000
Mohawk Council of Kahnawake $40,000
Mohawks of Kanesatake $40,000
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte $70,000
Moose Cree First Nation $40,000
Moosomin First Nation $40,000
Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Leanman Assiniboine Nation $40,000
Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation #80 $40,000
Muskowekwan First Nation $27,000
Naotkamegwanning First Nation $40,000
Nation Innue $40,000
Nation Makwanini $40,000
Nation Métis Québec $40,000
Nature Canada $40,000
Nature New Brunswick $40,000
Nature Québec $40,000
New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners Inc. $40,000
New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council $40,000
Nipissing First Nation $40,000
Nipissing-Temiskaming-Cochrane Landowners’ Alliance $40,000
Nishnawbe Aski Nation $30,000
Nokiiwin Tribal Council $30,000
Northwatch $40,000
Obashkaandagaang First Nation $40,000
Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining Ojibway Nation $40,000
Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation $40,000
Ontario Nature $29,000
Ontario Rivers Alliance $40,000
Oromocto First Nation $40,000
Pabineau First Nation $40,000
Pam Mahabee and Joseph Mahabee $12,000
Pasqua First Nation $8,500
Paula Tippett $12,000
Peguis First Nation $40,000
Peter Tines $40,000
Pheasant’s Rump First Nation $40,000
Piikani First Nation $39,800
Première Nation Malécites de Viger $40,000
Quinto Annibale $9,000
Raynald and Janet Cardinal $12,000
Red Rock Indian Band $40,000
Regroupement des Comités Vigilance Hydrocarbures de Lanaudière $40,000
Regroupement des organismes de bassins versants du Québec $40,000
Renouveau Levis $15,000
Saint John Citizen’s Coalition for Clean Air $39,000
Sakimay First Nations $40,000
Samson Cree Nation $40,000
Seine River First Nation $40,000
Serpent River First Nation $40,000
Seven Nations of Canada $40,000
Shoal Lake #40 First Nation $40,000
Sierra Club Canada Foundation $36,000
Siksika Nation $40,000
Société pour Vaincre la Pollution $33,000
St. Mary’s First Nation $35,000
St. Norbert Arts Centre $39,000
Star Blanket Cree Nation $39,000
Stoney Nakoda Nations $40,000
Stratégies Énergétiques and the association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique $40,000
Sunchild First Nation $35,000
Taykwa Tagamou Nation $40,000
Temagami First Nation $40,000
Tim Martens $1,250
Timiskaming First Nation $40,000
Tobique First Nation $40,000
Transition Initiative Kenora $40,000
Union des producteurs agricoles $34,000
Wabauskang First Nation $40,000
Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation $40,000
Wabun Tribal Council $35,000
Wahgoshig First Nation $40,000
Wahnapitae First Nation $40,000
White Bear First Nations $10,000
Wolastoq Grand Council $40,000
Wolf Lake First Nation $40,000
Woodstock First Nation $40,000
Yvan Coteau $12,000
Total $6,163,550
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