Liberal Appointee Sued NEB, Donated To Greens And NDP
August 19th, 2016 | Poletical News
Canada's Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, appointed a four-person panel on August 15th to study how environmental assessments are done in Canada, which includes reviewing the process of approving pipelines across the country.

The panel includes Rod Northey, who has sued the National Energy Board on behalf of the Tsleil Waututh Nation in an effort to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Records from Elections Canada show that Northey has also donated $12,700 to the Green Party since 2004 and $3,000 to the NDP. Both parties have expressed staunch opposition to pipeline projects in Canada. More importantly, the same records show that Northey has donated more than $17,000 to the Liberal Party since 2004.

Northey donated more than $800 to help Banff-Airdrie candidate, and strong pipeline critic, Marlo Raynolds get elected in 2015. Marlo Raynolds lost the election handily to Conservative MP Blake Richards, but was later appointed to chief-of-staff under Catherine McKenna.

McKenna's office responded to criticisms by claiming that Rod Northey deserved to be on the panel that will determine how future pipelines are approved.