Statement from CAPP on the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Impact Assessment Act:
“CAPP is currently reviewing the decision. As an intervener in this process, we agreed with the Alberta Court of Appeal that the provinces are best positioned to review and regulate resource development projects within their own borders, and we applaud the clear decision from the Supreme Court of Canada today. We are pleased that this decision affirms the roles of each level of government. Regulatory certainty and efficiency are key to facilitating natural resources projects that are in the interests of Canada. In the spirit of the Court’s call for cooperation, CAPP looks forward to collaborating with both the federal and provincial governments to ensure that projects in the national interest – those reinforcing energy security, providing lower emissions energy, and maintaining affordability to Canadians – will proceed in a timely manner.”
- Lisa Baiton, CAPP President and CEO
CAPP was an intervener in the reference case before the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the Impact Assessment Act. CAPP’s Factum can be found here.