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Nov 8, 2013 | The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has elected the Honourable Senator Richard Neufeld (British Columbia) as chair of the committee. The Honourable Senator Grant Mitchell (Alberta) was elected as deputy chair.
Oct 17, 2013 | On October 10th, 2013 we hosted a roundtable in Edmonton, Alberta about issues of harassment in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The roundtable was the fourth of five roundtables being held across the country; culminating with a National Roundtable summit which will produce a report with findings and recommendations.
Oct 10, 2013 | Hon. Judy Sgro, the Member of Parliament for York West and Alberta Senator Grant Mitchell confirmed they will convene a roundtable in Edmonton today; the fourth of five similar events which are being held across the country. After repeated refusals by the Harper government to hold such a meeting, the Liberal Caucus representatives opted to facilitate the information exchange directly.
Sep 5, 2013 | On September 5, 2013 we will be hosting a roundtable in St. John's Newfoundland about issues of harassment in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The event is the third of a series of five roundtables being held across the country, culminating with a national roundtable summit which will produce a report with findings and recommendations.
Aug 22, 2013 | In its latest report, the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources is calling on the federal government to initiate a major arm’s-length review of the country’s railway regulatory framework, standards and industry practices to meaningfully advance the safe transportation of dangerous goods by rail in Canada.
Feb 16, 2013 | The tumultuous approval processes for the Gateway and Keystone XL pipelines highlight two glaring problems with the federal government’s approach to energy policy.
Jul 19, 2012 | The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (ENEV) today released a unanimous report on Canada’s energy future, outlining an energy vision for Canada based on a clear and responsible path for Canadian energy development and a low- emissions economy.
Jun 21, 2012 | There are serious weaknesses with the clauses in Bill C-38 that were the responsibility of the Energy and Environment Committee. The bill makes important and significant changes to the environmental assessment process. I do not mean "important" in a positive way; I mean in a detrimental way. It makes detrimental and significant changes to the Fisheries Act. It raises serious concerns about consultation, for example, with First Nations peoples specifically and more generally with the public. All of this is done, of course, by an omnibus bill.
Jun 21, 2012 | The RCMP is an icon of Canadian values. It is a place where every person, every woman in particular, should feel safe. Until they do, we have not changed that culture, we have not made that organization healthy. In this chamber, we have at our disposal and within our grasp the possibility of helping. We should call an inquiry through our committee and have open public debate and input on this issue to solve the problem, to fix the RCMP and to help these victims.
Jun 18, 2012 | Senator Mitchell discusses how the concept of a 'social licence to operate' is a necessary condition to promote Alberta's interests both within Canada and abroad.