Noia CEO Statement on Bill C-69

Noia - June 21, 2019

The following is a statement by Noia CEO Charlene Johnson on Bill C-69.

“Last evening Bill C-69 was passed and will move forward for Royal Assent and become law. It is extremely disappointing that the concerns of service and supply chain companies of all sizes represented by Noia, the natural resources sector, and the Canadian business community were not addressed and an assessment process that provides clarity to investors not developed.

Concerns remain for Noia about this legislation, specifically when it comes to joint management of the offshore, short-term activities such as exploration wells remaining on the designated project list, and the ambiguity that remains about process and timelines. That said, Noia will continue to advocate for these issues so a prosperous offshore industry can occur and that our members in the supply and service sector are able to create jobs and drive the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada.

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