I first published a link to this video February 2 and it has been viewed by thousands of Northern Insight readers. Additionally, most major Canadian news operations paid close attention to a young man who speaks for future generations. However, enabled by the Conservative government’s Omnibus Budget Implementation Act, the review panel would have prevented Mr. Harrison from speaking without first gaining approval after completion of a 10-page application.
Since the NEB is staffed entirely by energy industry representatives, approval of this presentation would have been unlikely.
Sam Harrison testified before the NEB Northern Gateway hearing but under new federal rules, he would likely have been excluded from the process. That would have been unfortunate.