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An Open Letter to Senators About Defeating Bill C-69 – The Impact Assessment Act – 3 Main Reasons – PLEASE READ & SHARE


EnergyNow is pleased to publish this letter that was recently sent to Senator Pamela Wallin by Deidra Garyk, who works in the Canadian energy industry.  If you agree with Deidra please share her letter on your own social media channels or contact the Senators below with your own simple message.  It does not have to be long but remember to be respectful in your comments.  We must keep up our collective voice to make sure the majority of Canadians are heard.

While addressed to Senator Pamela Wallin the letter was sent to other Senators as well. The letter outlines three main reasons why all Canadians should oppose Bill C-69 because it could severely gridlock all projects in Canada, not those related to oil & gas projects.  It could also make such projects subject to political whim.  Have a read…

Dear Senator Pamela Wallin

I am writing you to ask that you defeat Bill C-69, The Impact Assessment Act. This Bill is problematic for three main reasons:

1. Under this proposed Bill, everyone has the right to intervene on major projects, even if they are not directly impacted. This level of engagement is simply inoperative. We know that opposition groups who are not directly impacted will solicit large numbers of people who will demand to be heard in an effort to delay projects so that they are no longer economic, forcing the company to abandon them entirely before they even begin. This isn’t right; only those directly impacted by the project should be granted a seat at the table, and only to voice legitimate, clearly articulated concerns.

2. The Environment Minister has been granted the final decision-making authority, meaning they can delay a resource project indefinitely, or veto it altogether, at their political whim. Giving that much arbitrary power to one person could have far-reaching, negative consequences. Today the villain is oil and gas projects, but tomorrow it may be renewable energy projects.

3. This Bill creates far too much uncertainty for business, which means cost uncertainty that will lead investors to seek projects in jurisdictions where they can make money; companies need predictability. For example, project review timelines will be extended, adding to uncertainty and costs. New resource projects will have to be scrutinized according to the intersection of sex and gender with other identity factors, something that isn’t clearly defined, creating another example of uncertainty.
Based on the above reasons, and myriad others, I ask you to find the political courage to defeat this Bill.

Sincerely,

Deidra Garyk

You can help kill C-69 today! Here are Senators you can contact.  Please tell them to Kill Bill C-69:

Call Senator Diane Bellemare at 613-943-1555 or email her at  diane.bellemare@sen.parl.gc.ca

Tell her to Kill Bill C-69.

Call Senator George Furey at 613-992-4416 or email him at george.furey@sen.parl.gc.ca

Tell him to Kill Bill C-69.

Call Senator Josée Verner at 613-996-6999 or email her at josee.verner@sen.parl.gc.ca

Tell her to Kill Bill C-69.

Call Senator Howard Wetston at 613-995-9197 or email him at Howard.Wetston@sen.parl.gc.ca

Tell him to Kill Bill C-69.

Call Senator Pamela Wallin at 613-996-2794 or email her at pamela.wallin@sen.parl.gc.ca

Tell her to Kill Bill C-69.

 

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