June 7, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) is encouraged by the Senate’s decision to accept amendments to Bill C-69, which were brought forward by the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (ENEV). The nearly 200 amendments were recommended following a comprehensive review of the Bill, which included nation-wide consultations with a range of stakeholders.
The improved version of Bill C-69 will now be reviewed and voted on in the House of Commons.
“The Senators did their due diligence, and ultimately made a decision that will ensure a better future for Canada. We urge Members of Parliament to do the same.” says Chris Bloomer, President and CEO of CEPA.
With the final fate of Bill C-69 still hanging in the balance, the industry continues to face great uncertainty and the future of investment in Canada remains unclear. The federal government has an opportunity to provide clarity and stability, while also ensuring Canada’s environment is protected.
“While this version of Bill C-69 is still not perfect, it is a significant improvement over the original version,” says Chris Bloomer, President and CEO of CEPA. “With these amendments, we have a better chance of seeing new pipeline projects being proposed and built in the future.”
Now is the time for the federal government to make the right decision for all Canadians.
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