Quebec Component

NEB Chair and CEO, Peter Watson, travelled through Quebec from late February to early March 2015.

Huronne-Wendat First Nation (Quebec City)

  • Discussion Topics Included: history of the group; hearing participation; and future impacts of energy development (e.g. economic and environment).

Mayors of Capitale Nationale Region (Quebec City)

  • Discussion Topics Included: Emergency response; compensation; integrity of water systems; NEB enforcement and compliance; and approach to emergency management. 

Malecite de Viger First Nation (Rivière -du-Loup)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB 101; hearing participation; and the availability of project information

Mayors of Bas Saint-Laurent Region (Rivière-du-Loup)

  • Discussion Topics Included: maintaining integrity of watercourse crossings; local capacity for emergency response; NEB 101, mandate and process; group noted the benefit to having these discussions with the NEB

Conseil du patronat (Montreal)

  • Discussion Topics Included: the role of the group; approach to regulatory engagement; and social dialogue.

Equiterre (Montreal)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB as a lifecycle regulator; NEB communications; 15-month time limit for project review; information sharing; NEB’s planned regional office in Montreal; social license; natural justice; hearing process; and climate change.

Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) (Montreal)

  • Discussion Topics Included: integrity of water systems; watercourse crossings and valve placements; pipeline integrity; inline inspection tools; social license and sharing of information; emergency response procedures; responsiveness of companies; company consultation requirements.

HEC Montreal (Montreal)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB 101; independence of the Board; climate change and the scope of NEB mandate; NEB project review process; Crown consultation and the NEB role; Safety Culture; and transparency of communicating incidents.

Association of Chiefs of Quebec Fire Safety (Lavaltrie)

  • Discussion Topics Included: background on the group; NEB as a lifecycle regulator, NEB hearing process; information sharing; emergency preparedness and response (e.g. training); suggested information about product transported made available through CANUTEC (Canadian Transport Emergency Centre); incident detection systems; public safety; and liability.

Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) (Longueuil)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB hearing process; participant funding; French project information; landowner issues; timing of detailed route; integrity of water systems; social license; pipeline infrastructure standards; NEB communications; NEB oversight before hearing process; and pipeline abandonment.

Mayors of Ouatouais Region (Lachute) 

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB 101; compensation; integrity of water systems; availability of project information; right of way concerns; emergency preparedness and response; information sharing; NEB process; pipeline design; and process for condition compliance.

Kanesatake Mohawk First Nation (Kanesatake)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB hearing process; pipeline locations sensitivity; integrity of water systems; balancing future impacts of energy development (e.g. economic and environment); Crown consultation and the NEB role; and emergency response.

Grand Council of the Waban Aki First Nations (Wolinak)

  • Discussion Topics Included: role and mandate of the group; NEB as a lifecycle regulator; NEB hearing process; and NEB communications.

Mayors of Lanaudiere, Laurentides and Mauricie Regions (Trois-Rivières)

  • Discussion Topics Included: NEB as a lifecycle regulator; NEB mandate; pipeline maintenance; compensation; information sharing; landowner dispute mechanisms (compensation/reclamation); liability; abandonment; emergency response;  and NEB’s planned regional office in Montreal.
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