The National Observer is reporting that “All 19 politically-appointed members of the National Energy Board are slated to be swept from their positions under new environmental legislation introduced last week by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.”
It seems like the Liberal government has begun to restructure Canada’s energy board to match their standards as they openly admit that upcoming legislation is meant to remove those appointed by Stephen Harper.
“While public servants would retain jobs in a restructured energy oversight regime, the bill introduced in the House of Commons is designed to jettison the current members of the pipeline regulator, the federal Natural Resources Department said on Tuesday.”
We will have to wait and see who the replacements will be, but in all likelihood, this is a move that will see Canada’s energy regulation become even more restrictive. For example, the observer found that new appointees would be picked due to their strengths in environmental science, community development and Indigenous traditional knowledge.
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