Environment Climate Change

Modernize the National Energy Board, ensuring that its composition reflects regional views and has sufficient expertise in fields like environmental science, community development, and Indigenous traditional knowledge.

Liberal Platform Page 42 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Jun 2019

An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Parliament of Canada June 21, 2019

Part 2 enacts the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, which establishes the Canadian Energy Regulator and sets out its composition, mandate and powers. The role of the Regulator is to regulate the exploitation, development and transportation of energy within Parliament’s jurisdiction.

Bill C-69 received royal assent on June 21, 2019. The new institution is called the Canadian Energy Regulator and started operating on August 28, 2019.

Nov 2016

Government of Canada Moves Forward With National Energy Board Modernization

Government News Release November 08, 2016

Today, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, announced the creation of a five-member expert panel that will provide recommendations on modernizing Canada's federal energy regulator, the National Energy Board (NEB).

The expert panel will examine issues beyond environmental assessment, including the NEB's governance structure, role and mandate, with particular focus on enhancing the participation of the public and Indigenous peoples in regulatory reviews. The panel will hear views from Canadians in person and online. Its full mandate is outlined in the terms of reference, which reflect public comments received in June and July. The panel will also seek the specific views of Indigenous peoples as part of this process, and participant funding was made available.