On April 9, 2015, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL) announced a Socio-Economic Agreement with the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs for the Maritime Link Project. This Agreement builds upon a positive relationship that has developed between Emera and Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq over the years, as well as ENL’s principles of mutual respect, early engagement, openness, and building long term relationships.
The Socio-Economic Agreement builds upon engagement undertaken to support the Mi’kmaq Consultation Process conducted as part of the Project’s Environmental Assessment (EA). As part of the Agreement, ENL will support continued dialogue and Mi’kmaq environmental monitoring during the construction phase of the Project, each with a focus on traditional use activities. The agreement also promotes training, employment and business opportunities related to the Maritime Link Project for Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq.
(L-R) Chief Sidney Peters; Chris Huskilson, President and CEO, Emera Inc.;
and Chief Terrance Paul sign the Socio-Economic Agreement.