The Ontario Energy Board has set up a website with information about its pending public consultation on the TransCanada Energy East Project. Although the project falls within the federal jurisdiction, the Province of Ontario intends to participate in the approval process as an intervenor and is seeking comments on the positions it should be taking on the following four areas of "potential impact":
The impacts on Ontario natural gas consumers in terms of rates, reliability
and access to supply, especially those consumers in eastern and northern Ontario
The impacts on pipeline safety and the natural environment in Ontario
The impacts on local communities as well as First Nations and Métis
The short and long term economic impacts of the project in Ontario
Public meetings will be scheduled for February and March, 2014.