October 2021 – Kelly Sears has been engaged by Natural Resources Canada to support the Audit and Evaluation Branch with an evaluation study of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMX), focusing on Phase IV Implementation. This phase involves the federal government’s commitments to implementing accommodations that are complementary to the project’s approval to reduce the potential impacts on Indigenous groups. The evaluation involves the conduct of interviews with Indigenous groups to obtain their feedback on the Government’s performance in coordinating the various accommodation measures. The evaluation is scheduled to be completed in early 2022.