The Trudeau Liberals are pushing ahead with plans to overhaul Canada’s national energy regulator.
The government has appointed a five-person panel to make recommendations on overhauling the National Energy Board (NEB).
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said the group’s role will be to scrutinize the structure and mandate of the NEB. It will report back to Carr by March 31.
Under the previous Conservative government the energy regulator was given the power to conduct environmental assessments and public consultation under specific, limited timelines.
But last January, the Trudeau government announced it would expand the existing review process for major energy products, by adding an examination of upstream greenhouse gas emissions and further public consultation in addition to the NEB hearings.