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Ottawa approves transmission line to Minnesota – Winnipeg Free Press

Conditions require Hydro to work with First Nations and Métis

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have approved Manitoba Hydro’s transmission line to Minnesota.

“This is a very good project and we have taken our time, an appropriate amount of time, to make sure this project can proceed in the right way,” Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi told the Free Press early Friday morning.

“We have worked hard to ensure our duty to consult has been fulfilled.”

The Liberals have amended five of the conditions set out by the National Energy Board for the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project.

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