Discussion Paper: Contribution to the Public Consultation on Environmental and Regulatory Reviews in Canada

Date of Publication: August 17, 2017

The Maritimes Energy Association – Contribution to the Public Consultation on Environmental and Regulatory Reviews in Canada – Discussion Paper (June 2017) Submitted August 17th, 2017.

On behalf of The Maritimes Energy Association (MEA), we are pleased to submit the enclosed response to the Government of Canada’s discussion paper entitled, “Environmental and Regulatory Reviews” released on June 29, 2017. Our Association has been actively participating in this process since its initiation earlier this year. In April, along with several other Atlantic Canada stakeholders, Ray Ritcey, CEO, The Maritimes Energy Association met with Minister of Environment & Climate Change, Catherine McKenna in Halifax to discuss the Expert Panel Final Report- “Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada”. This Panel was created to review the Canadian environmental assessment processes. Mr. Ritcey voiced the Association’s concerns with respect to reduced competitiveness, uncertain timelines, and environmental assessments coming at a higher cost.

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