Ontario’s Economy Linked to Prosperity of Energy SectorJune 13, 2019
(Toronto – June 13, 2019) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the following statement in response the Government and Canada’s decision to defeat many of the amendments to Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, and to amend the Navigation Protection Act that were added in the Senate.
“Alongside our colleagues at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we have long called on the federal government to fix Bill C-69’s flaws through amendments recommended by both stakeholders and the Senate. As the voice of Ontario’s business community, we were disappointed by the Government of Canada’s decision to reject many of the Senate’s amendments. Bill C-69 impacts the Canadian economy at large, not just one region, and Ontario’s economic success is directly linked to the success of Canada’s energy sector.
“Adding to the market-access challenges already faced by the oil and gas industry, Bill C-69 will damage our investment climate by layering on inefficient regulatory considerations. If the bill is passed in its current state, we risk being a nation of builders that cannot get anything built. We will continue to support the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in calling on the Government of Canada to defeat Bill C-69.”
For more information please contact:
Ceara Copps – Edwards
Senior Communications Advisor
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
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About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.