The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, in Vancouver announcing improvements to Canada's pipeline safety system.[More...]
Minister Raitt announced further strengthening to Canada’s already robust tanker safety system. The improvements work towards preventing spills in the first place, cleaning them up quickly if they do occur, and making sure polluters pay.[More...]
About 950,000 Canadians currently work in natural resource sectors. Another 850,000 in every province and territory work in industries that service the sector. That’s a powerful economic engine, creating 10 percent of all jobs in Canada.[More...]
Responsible Resource Development achieves the right balance to unleash the potential of our resource sectors to create high-value jobs across Canada while strengthening safety and environmental protection. The development of our natural resources will only proceed if it can be done safely and responsibly.[More...]
Responsible Resource Development is the Government of Canada’s plan to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians. Through this plan, we have streamlined the review process for major resource projects, while strengthening environmental protection and enhancing consultations with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples in the project review and development process. [More. . .]
Natural resources are driving economic growth across the country. They are creating good jobs, not only directly but also indirectly, in manufacturing, clerical work, skilled trades and financial services.
Through its plan for Responsible Resource Development, the Government of Canada is dedicated to enhancing Aboriginal engagement and consultation as part of our commitment to respecting Aboriginal Peoples’ rights as we move forward with the development of our natural resources.
The Government of Canada’s commitment to create a world-class marine tanker safety system through its plan for Responsible Resource Development is enhancing safety for shipping on both our east and west coasts.
One of the main goals of the Government of Canada’s plan for Responsible Resource Development is simple and straightforward: one project, one review, in a clearly defined time period.
The Major Projects Management Office initiative has helped to transform the approvals process for major natural resource projects by shortening the average review times from 4 years to just 22 months, and improving accountability by monitoring the performance of federal regulatory departments.
Changes proposed as part of Responsible Resource Development will focus on federal environmental assessment efforts on major projects that have a greater potential to cause adverse environmental effects.