Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement

COMMENT: CNSOPB officials have been canvassing south shore municipal councillors to garner support for industry. This is a conflict for the regulator.

FACT: We understand that the decisions we make can impact our communities, which is why it’s important for us to understand the issues and concerns of stakeholders so that we can take them into account in our decision-making processes. While considering BP Canada’s application for a drilling program authorization, we set up engagement meetings with key stakeholders between March 5 and March 16.

The objective of the engagement meetings was to:

  • Share information on the authorization process; and,
  • Listen to and address concerns of stakeholders.

Our authorization team and technical experts considered the information provided, as well as the issues and concerns raised by stakeholders, in our decision-making process.

We published a Stakeholder Engagement and Aboriginal Consultation report when we issued the authorization for BP Canada to commence drilling operations that detailed the actions being taken to address the concerns and issues raised during the engagement meetings.  You can view the report here.

Aboriginal Consultation

COMMENT: Indigenous communities have not been consulted.

FACT: The CNSOPB conducted aboriginal consultation from February 26 to March 23, 2018 to:

  • Request issues or concerns to be identified regarding the CNSOPB regulatory authorization process so that they could be considered in our decision-making; and,
  • Offer to meet to discuss the regulatory authorization process and issues and concerns related to it.

We published a Stakeholder Engagement and Aboriginal Consultation report when we issued the authorization for BP Canada to commence drilling operations that detailed the actions being taken to address the concerns and issues raised during the engagement meetings. You can view the report here.