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May 2021

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26 www.canadianlawyermag.com ON FEB. 18, the Canada Energy Regulator announced the mandate of its Indigenous Advisory Committee. According to the CER, this committee will comprise only Indigenous members. It will play "a key advi- sory role to the [CER board of directors] on how best to enhance the involvement of This mandate, like Canada's implementation of UNDRIP, will affect Indigenous involvement and engagement in major infrastructure projects, writes Elizabeth Raymer Energy regulator announces Indigenous Advisory Committee mandate Indigenous peoples and organizations in respect of CER-regulated infrastructure and other matters." This new committee, and other factors such as implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in federal and provincial law, will LEGAL REPORT INDIGENOUS LAW affect Indigenous involvement and engage- ment in major projects and infrastructure and get energy projects approved. The new IAC mandate should achieve "a more informed regulatory body, which will eventually translate to the regulated commu- nity and even the general populace," says

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