Environmental and Regulatory Reviews Discussion Paper
August 28, 2017
While noted in our past submissions, CAPP would like to reiterate that energy projects can be – and are – developed in a responsible manner for the benefit of all Canadians.
CAPP has provided submissions in response to Expert Panel, House of Commons Committees, and to Government of Canada staff to all of the aforementioned review processes. All of our submissions were developed through engagement with our members. Accordingly, CAPP appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback on the Government of Canada’s Discussion Paper “Environmental and Regulatory Reviews” (the Discussion Paper).
While noted in our past submissions, CAPP would like to reiterate that energy projects can be – and are – developed in a responsible manner for the benefit of all Canadians. We agree there is room to improve and would advocate that these improvements include achieving more efficient and timely, as well as predictable, outcomes.
CAPP members understand the importance of maintaining public trust and want to ensure that environmental and regulatory review processes foster both public and investor confidence. Our relationships with Indigenous groups, local communities, Canadians and other industries are critical to our success. As such, we wish to emphasize the importance of building and maintaining regulatory processes that provide certainty and consistency for all parties involved.