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Senator Doug Black's Bill C-48 Second Reading Speech

Second Reading—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, for the second reading of Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast. Hon. Douglas Black: Honourable senators, I also rise today to add my comments with respect to Bill C-48, the so-called…
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Government Must Pause to Get It Right with Bill C-69

News Release Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black delivered his 2nd reading remarks on Bill C-69 the Impact Assessment Act in the Senate. This Bill is designed to completely restructure the natural resource regulatory regime in Canada, including forestry, mining, renewables, fishing, nuclear, pipelines and offshore oil and gas development. Senator Black expressed his concerns with the proposed legislation as it will make future projects impossible to realize. In his remarks, Sena…
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2019 Canada Winter Games Torch Relay

Senator Statement in the Senate Chamber Statement delivered by The Honourable Doug Black in the Senate Chamber on the occasion of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Torch Lighting ceremony held today at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill.  Honourable senators, I’ve just arrived in the Senate from participating in the lighting at the Centennial Flame of the torch to kick off the national relay for the Canada winter games to be held in Red Deer, Alberta, commencing on February 15…
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Senator Doug Black's Bill C-69 Second Reading Speech

Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pratte, for the second reading of 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. Hon. Douglas Black: Honourable senators, I have the pleasure and the privilege this afternoon to rise t…
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Senator Doug Black disappointed by slow and incomplete Federal Government plan on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement on the Government of Canada’s Path Forward on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project following his September 4 letter to the Prime Minister suggesting a constructive roadmap to resolve the Trans Mountain Pipeline challenges: “The Government has at last reacted by instructing the National Energy Board (NEB) to take into account the marine shipping and species at risk.…
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Senator Doug Black proposes constructive roadmap on Trans Mountain Challenges

News Release Alberta elected Senator Doug Black has proposed a constructive roadmap to the Government of Canada to expeditiously resolve the current Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion challenges. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Senator Black outlines five points that the Government should take immediately. Quick Facts The Senate adopted Bill S-245 the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act on May 22, 2018; with support from Senators representing all regions of Canada. Over 78%…
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Senator Doug Black recognizes outstanding Alberta Youth with the Senator’s Contribution Award

News Release Alberta Senator Doug Black is delighted to award 91 outstanding Alberta graduating students, who through their hard work and determination have made an important and meaningful contribution to the greater good of their community or their school. The Senator’s Contribution Award is presented to a deserving high school graduating student nominated by their school. Created last year as part of Canada150, this year, the Senator’s Contribution Award focuses on Alberta’s…
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Senator Doug Black’s Trans Mountain Bill wins Senate Approval

News Release Ottawa, May 23, 2018 – Alberta elected Senator Doug Black was successful in having his Bill S-245 the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act pass third reading in the Senate without amendment. Following a vigorous debate, the bill received overwhelming support from Senators. The results of the vote continue to demonstrate the Senate’s confidence in the need for pipelines to ensure Canada’s energy products reach world markets. The Bill now moves to the House of Commons…
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Senator Doug Black's Bill S-245 Trans mountain Pipline Project Act, third reading speech

Hon. Douglas Black moved third reading of Bill S-245, An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canada. Colleagues, I have the privilege this afternoon of rising on third reading of Bill S-245. The intent of the bill before this chamber is to declare Trans Mountain Pipeline to be for the general advantage of Canada. There are two principal reasons for this bill. The first reason is that it provide…
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Senate Transport Committee Sends Trans-Mountain Bill Down the Line

News Release Ottawa, May 10, 2018 – The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act, Bill S-245, sponsored by Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black and seconded by BC Senator Richard Neufeld, achieved another milestone last night. The adoption of the bill by the Transport and Communications Committee without amendments, reaffirms the Senate’s confidence in the National Energy Board’s decision to approve the project after an extensive and rigorous review. The Bill will now move to 3rd Read…
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