OREANDA-NEWS. Canadians expect and deserve to have confidence in their public institutions. Independence and neutrality are fundamental principles for all of Canada's regulatory institutions, including those reviewing major projects such as the National Energy Board (NEB). Canadians expect all regulatory institutions to address claims that the principles of independence and neutrality are not being respected.

Natural Resources Canad are modernizing the NEB to restore the trust that Canadians want, and we will be reviewing the NEB's mandate, structure and role, including public participation in the regulatory reviews.

Natural Resources Canad hope the situation involving the Energy East hearings will be resolved immediately to allow the process to continue so Canadians can voice their point of view on this important national topic.