Oh Dirty Canada! NEB, led by corporate crime cover-upper Peter Watson, changed to CER, still led by corporate crime cover-upper Peter Watson with a bunch of lawyers tossed in

NEB = National Energy Board becomes CER = Canada Energy Regulator.

Does the govt believe this will clean up Peter Watson covering-up corporate crimes?

Federal government announces new Canada Energy Regulator appointments by JWN, Aug. 29, 2019

Cassie Doyle, a former deputy minister of Natural Resources Canada and a former Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) board member, will chair the board of directors of the new Canada Energy Regulator (CER).

The vice-chair is George Vegh, head of McCarthy Tétrault’s national energy regulatory practice and leader of its Toronto energy regulation practice.

The other directors are Ellen Barry, a consultant and former deputy minister in the New Brunswick government, Melanie Debassige, a certified corporate director with more than 20 years of experience in Indigenous economic development and Alain Jolicoeur, a temporary member of the NEB since 2016 and a veteran federal public service executive.

The appointments to the board, which will provide oversight and strategic direction to the CER, were the result of an extensive, competitive, merit-based process, said the government.

The Canadian Energy Regulator Act came into effect Wednesday, replacing the National Energy Board (NEB) with the CER.

Operating out of Calgary, the CER will “enable modern effective governance, more inclusive engagement, greater Indigenous participation, stronger safety and environmental protection and timelier project decisions,” [Translation = more and more and more deregulation; less and less governance; less and less engagement; less and less Indigenous participation; much worse safety and zero or below zero environmental protection; and wild frac’ing free for all from coast to coast to coast!] said Natural Resources Canada.

The government has appointed Peter Watson as chief executive officer of the CER until September 2020. He had served as chair and chief executive officer of the NEB since 2014.

The new regulator also includes a group of independent commissioners who are responsible for timely, inclusive and transparent project reviews and decision-making. The commission has all the powers, rights and privileges vested in a superior court of record with respect to any matters within its jurisdiction.

The lead commissioner is Damien Côté, a temporary member of the NEB since 2016 who has considerable expertise related to Indigenous and regulatory law. In addition to holding a juris doctor degree and a licentiate of laws from the University of Ottawa, he has a master of arts degree in economics from the University of Toronto and bachelor’s degrees in engineering (environmental) and economics from Carleton University.

The deputy lead commissioner is Kathy Penney who has more than 25 years of regulatory, environmental and health and safety experience in the public and private sectors.

The other independent [?????] commissioners, all lawyers, are Wilma Jacknife, Stephanie Luciuk, Trena Grimoldby and Mark Watton.


Cleaning house with industry’s dirty underwear? Deputy Environment Minister Bev Yee – who helped cover-up Encana’s crimes: diverting water without required permit under Water Act, illegal aquifer fracs, community-wide drinking water contamination & exploding water tower – appointed by Alberta gov’t to chair the AER in “steps to clean house.”

Encana running the country, Canada Pension Plan and our courts?

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench gave Encana and the Alberta water regulator (both law violators) their choice of 3rd Case Management Judge (previous oil patch lawyer) in the Ernst vs Encana lawsuit!

Refer also to:

2014: Who will Help Canada? Peter Watson named as new National Energy Board chair and chief executive

Peter Watson’s scandal bitten NEB boss-job to crumble into frac dust? Cover-up agent for AER/Encana & bully extraordinaire, ex-Deputy Minister Alberta Environment Peter Watson, now Chair & CEO of NEB (appointed by Steve Harper as reward?) skating on thin ice. What cover-up position will Watson get next? [The same, but with less power. Why?]

Is AER President & CEO Jim Ellis, paid $600,665.11 wages in 2015, lying? To make AER look like a regulator? To impress Canadians because of NEB’s & Peter Watson’s (past Deputy Minister Alberta Environment, helped cover-up Encana’s law violations, contamination of Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers, tried to bully Ernst silent) fall into public disgrace?

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