OPR Review – Discussion Paper

The CER shared the OPR Review Discussion Paper with Indigenous peoples, regulated companies and other parties and it contains questions that will help guide the conversation over the course of the comment period.

To follow progress or to comment, please click on the link.

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) launched the OPR Review in December 2021 with an initial notification and a request to let us know how you would like to be engaged.  We are now sharing this Discussion Paper (available online at the OPR Review webpage), with questions for your input by 15 April 2022.  We want to hear from you; your participation will be an important contribution for the review of this regulation.

The CER’s objective for this review is to deliver a regulation that supports the highest level of safety, security and environmental protection, advances Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, addresses transparency and inclusive participation, provides for predictable and timely oversight and encourages innovation.  

The OPR Review will build on learnings from years of implementing the OPR, and feedback from Indigenous peoples, regulated companies, landowners, and other stakeholders.  

Virtual information sessions will be offered to provide you with an opportunity to have additional context and to be able to ask questions to help inform your input.

The following virtual session are being offered.  Please let us know if you would like to participate by sending us an email at opr-rpt@cer-rec.gc.ca, with the subject line “Virtual Session” and the date that works for you. 

  1. 9 February 2022: 11:00am to 12:30pm (MST) (French); 1:30pm to 3:00pm (MST) (English)
  2. 23 February 2022: 10:30am to 12:00pm (MST) (English)
  3. 9 March 2022: 10:30am to 12:00pm (MST) (English)
  4. 30 March 2022: 1:30pm to 3:00pm (MST) (English)