*The following submission was sent to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development April 5, 2018.*
To: Members of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development
RE: Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Submitted by: Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner, The Council of Canadians
The Council of Canadians thanks the Standing Committee for inviting written submissions on Bill C-69. However, the timelines for written submissions and to request to present before the committee are too short and we urge you to extend these deadlines.
We are deeply concerned that the Trudeau government introduced a Time Allocation motion that shut down debate after only two days.