NEB Welcomes New Temporary Board Members

Energy East Hearing Panel to be named shortly

December 12, 2016

The National Energy Board (NEB) is pleased to welcome Don Ferguson, Carole Malo and Marc Paquin to the NEB as temporary Board Members. Governor-in-Council announced the appointment earlier today.

Both the NEB and all Canadians will benefit from their experience, expertise and commitment to public service. The new Board Members will soon be sworn in and take part in training in a range of topics relevant to the NEB’s mandate.

The NEB will name a new Energy East Hearing Panel shortly. The new Hearing Panel will determine how to move forward with the review process of the Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects.

The NEB will communicate details as soon as they become available. At this time, the 21-month time limit remains unchanged.

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Marc Drolet
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National Energy Board, Montreal Office
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National Energy Board
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