On October 8, 2014 Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL) signed a Socio-Economic Agreement with the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nations Band for the Maritime Link Project. This agreement demonstrates the positive relationship that has developed with the Qalipu over the past two year and is built on ENL’s guiding principles of mutual respect, early engagement, openness, and building long term relationships.
The Socio-Economic Agreement includes provisions to follow through on commitments made during the federal Environmental Assessment process. These commitments include ongoing engagement, consideration of current land use and resources for traditional Qalipu purposes and monitoring of potential interactions. The agreement also promotes training, employment and business opportunities related to the Maritime Link Project for members of Newfoundland’s Qalipu Mi’kmaq.
Rick Janega, CEO and President, ENL and Chief Brendan Sheppard,
sign the Socio-Economic Agreement for the Maritime Link Project.