CAPP’s submission on Bill C-69

November 9, 2019

Bill C – 69 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.

CAPP has a significant interest in the proposed new Impact Assessment Act, Canadian Energy Regulatory Act, and the Canadian Navigable Waters Act both as a producer and as a pipeline shipper. The Acts provide a critical foundation for establishing an effective regulatory regime that will enable the responsible and timely development of Canadian natural resources.

To successfully achieve these outcomes, it is paramount that the design and administration of the impact assessment process is undertaken in a thoughtful and disciplined manner that clearly establishes the intent and expectations for all aspects of the process.

CAPP and its members place the highest value on building and maintaining the trust of Canadians and the investment community. We share the government’s view that timely and predictable regulatory review processes can help foster that trust and build relationships between project proponents and Indigenous groups, local communities and Canadians broadly.

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