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Enbridge's Janet Holder on Prince George, chainsaws, and lifting over twice her bodyweight (really)

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Enbridge's Janet Holder has been named one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women's Executive Network (Enbridge).

Janet Holder grew up in Prince George and then moved into the corporate boardrooms of Canada's power centers. Today she is back in Prince George, working as an advocate for a project she believes in. As vice president of Western Access for Enbridge, Holder is pushing for the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline to be built.

Unusually, Holder is doing her work from Prince George rather than a power center like Calgary or Vancouver. She says it's important to her that the northern project have advocates in the north.

Her work has been attracting attention. She's been named one of Vancouver's most powerful people by Vancouver Business Magazine, and one of Canada' 100 most powerful women by the Women's Executive Network.

In this interview with Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata, Holder speaks about her background as a competitive power lifter, why she loves working outdoors, and why she believes a northern pipeline is a good idea.

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