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Closed consultations and public engagements


Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission project consultation


January 14 – February 25, 2019
The purpose of this consultation was to seek public feedback on Manitoba Hydro’s proposal to construct and operate a power line from Manitoba Hydro's Dorsey Converter Station to the international boundary between Manitoba and Minnesota.

A new Canadian Energy Regulator consultation


October 15 to November 28, 2018
The purpose of this consultation is to develop regulations to support the Canadian Energy Regulator Act and establish the Canadian Energy Regulator, which will replace the National Energy Board Act with a modern, world-class federal regulator.


Frontier and Offshore Regulatory Renewal Initiative (FORRI) – Framework Regulations


Spring 2018
The purpose of this consultation is to modernize the regulatory framework governing oil and gas activities in Canada's frontier and offshore oil and gas areas. Stakeholders in oil and gas will be provided with draft regulations for comments.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations


Spring 2018
The purpose of this consultation is to develop regulations to support the occupational health and safety (OHS) regime that the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act. Draft regulation will be provided to key stakeholders from the offshore oil and gas industry in Atlantic Canada for comments.


Generation Energy Dialogue


April – October 2017
The Minister of Natural Resources launched open dialogue with Canadians to discuss and define Canada's path to an affordable low-carbon energy future. The purpose of this consultation was to build consensus around a new narrative and long-term energy vision for Canada.

Learn more about what we heard during Generation Energy and how we're moving forward.

National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization Review Expert Panel Report Comment Period


May 15, 2017 – June 14, 2017
The Minister of Natural Resources established an Expert Panel to conduct a targeted review of the National Energy Board's (NEB) structure, role and mandate under the National Energy Board Act. It was a key element of the Government of Canada's review of environmental and regulatory processes.

Read more about the recommendations in the NEB Modernization Expert Panel Report

Pipeline Financial Requirements Regulations


October 8, 2016 – Spring 2017
This consultation focused on strengthening Canada's pipeline safety regime through new regulations that supported the absolute liability (“no fault") regime for companies operating federally regulated pipelines. The regulations were in support of the new Pipeline Safety Act.

Transitional Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations Amendments


Fall 2016 – Winter 2016
The purpose of this consultation was to amend select sections of the Transitional OHS Regulations to allow flexibility in requirements for all offshore workplaces.

Nuclear Liability and Compensation Regulations


June 27, 2015 – January 1, 2017
The purpose of this consultation was to designate which nuclear facilities will be subject to the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act; and to establish classes or categories of nuclear installations and their respective liability amounts, which are to be commensurate with the risk they represent.


Clean Technology in Canada's Natural Resources Sectors

Energy Mining Forestry

July 7 – October 31, 2016
This engagement aimed to gather input from Canadians on Clean Technology in the Natural Resource sectors.

Download the discussion paper Clean Technology in Canada's Natural Resource Sectors Discussion Paper, to read more about what we heard and the proposed strategy to support clean tech innovation in the extraction, harvesting and use of natural resources in Canada as well as longer-term transformative technology breakthroughs.

Materials Innovation Advisory Council


February 26, 2016
Committee members provided advice to the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Minerals and Metals Sector (MMS) and the DG, CanmetMATERIALS on strategic directions of CanmetMATERIALS laboratory's research.

Pan-Canadian Geomatics Strategy

Earth Sciences Geomatics

12-18 months 2016
The members of the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table collectively developed a vision and strategy for the Canadian geomatics and Earth observations community, which provided an overarching frame and rallying point for collaboration and alignment of geomatics and Earth observations initiatives across Canada's geomatics and Earth observation sector.

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