Our Responsibilities

We regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. Before we make a decision or recommendation, we factor in economic, environmental, and social considerations.

By considering all the evidence with these things in mind, we are able to make decisions and recommendations that represent the ever-changing interests and concerns of Canadians. This is key to achieving our vision of being active and effective in Canada’s pursuit of a sustainable energy future.

We also regulate for the complete life cycle of a pipeline or power line project. When projects are being built, we are present. When projects are being operated, we are present. And when a project has reached the end of its usefulness and is being abandoned, we are present—so the work is done safely, and in a way that protects the environment and the public.

The Canadian public expects us to hold the companies we regulate accountable for the safe operation of CER-regulated energy infrastructure.

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