Minister Oliver Announces Appointment of New Member to the National Energy Board

Natural Resources Canada

December 19, 2012

OTTAWA — The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the appointment of Jacques Gauthier as a temporary member of the National Energy Board (NEB).

“I am pleased to appoint Jacques Gauthier to the position of temporary member of the National Energy Board,” said Minister Oliver. “Mr. Gauthier’s experience related to natural resources projects will be of great value to the National Energy Board, and in the fulfillment of its important mandate.”

Mr. Gauthier has over 15 years of experience as a senior executive in the area of renewable energy, and he has served on a wide variety of boards and committees, including the Quebec Wildlife Foundation and the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on the Public Service.

The NEB is an independent federal agency established by the Parliament of Canada to regulate international and interprovincial aspects of the oil, gas and electric utility industries. It regulates pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest.

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The following media backgrounder is available:

  1. Jacques Gauthier — Biographical Notes