Government Appoints Temporary Members to National Energy Board

News Release

December 12, 2016                               Ottawa                          Natural Resources Canada

The Government of Canada is working to improve the way major resource projects are reviewed and assessed.

The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the appointment of three new temporary board members to the National Energy Board (NEB).

The following bilingual individuals have been appointed: Don Ferguson, of New Brunswick; Carole Malo, of Ontario; and Marc Paquin, of Quebec.

Under the National Energy Board Act, the Board Chair or Acting Chair is responsible for assigning members to specific duties.

These new appointees are qualified to be considered by the NEB for assignment to the Energy East review panel.

The Government of Canada has made a commitment to transparent, merit-based appointments to help ensure gender parity and that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are better reflected in positions of leadership. All of the appointments were made following the Government’s new process for appointments to commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies and tribunals.


“The National Energy Board is responsible for reviewing important major energy projects. I am confident these three individuals and the skills they bring will ensure the NEB is properly equipped to carry out this important role."

Jim Carr
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources

Associated Links:

Backgrounder — National Energy Board Temporary Members Biographies

Governor in Council Appointment Process Overview

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Alexandre Deslongchamps
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Natural Resources

Media Relations
Natural Resources Canada

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