Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources – September 27, 2011

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources – September 27, 2011

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver discussed the federal government’s priorities in the energy sector.

Oliver, who was appointed to his position in May 2011, was questioned on issues such as clean energy initiatives, the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project, and the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed $7-billion project would export raw bitumen from oil-sands in Alberta to refineries in Texas.