Statement from the Honourable Jim Carr on the Suspension of the Energy East Hearings
September, 1, 2016 Ottawa, Ontario Natural Resources Canada
Canadians expect and deserve to have confidence in their public institutions. Independence and neutrality are fundamental principles for all of Canada's regulatory institutions, including those reviewing major projects such as the National Energy Board (NEB). Canadians expect all regulatory institutions to address claims that the principles of independence and neutrality are not being respected.
We are modernizing the NEB to restore the trust that Canadians want, and we will be reviewing the NEB's mandate, structure and role, including public participation in the regulatory reviews.
We hope the situation involving the Energy East hearings will be resolved immediately to allow the process to continue so Canadians can voice their point of view on this important national topic.
The Honourable Jim Carr, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Natural Resources
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Office of Canada's Minister of Natural Resources
Natural Resources Canada
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