The federal government’s introduction of Bill C–69, proposes to replace the National Energy Board Act with the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) Act, which would see the NEB become the CER.
The CER Act will introduce some changes to how we operate*. However, our job as Canada’s energy regulator – and our mission and vision – will remain the same. We would continue to regulate pipelines, power lines, energy development and trade in a way that protects the public and the environment while supporting efﬁcient markets.
With more than six decades of experience as a federal regulator that currently oversees more than 73,000 km of pipelines and 1,400 km of international powerlines, and an experienced workforce of more than 500 employees, we are well-positioned to implement Bill C-69.
Moving ahead, we will support the mandate and structure of the new organization, implement regulatory processes that are even more focused on Indigenous and public participation, institute updated systems, website, physical and digital assets. We will continue on a journey towards regulatory excellence with the same passion, dedication and expertise that each of us has always brought to our role as Canada’s federal energy regulator. And, we welcome walking that path with the Canadians whom we are proud to serve.
* FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF FISCAL YEAR 2018-19, BILL C-69 RECEIVED ROYAL ASSENT ON JUNE 20, 2019.