Welcome to our new Commissioner

Yesterday, the Governor in Council, announced the appointment of Mélanie Chartier as a new Commissioner of the Canada Energy Regulator. Ms. Chartier will begin her term on January 11, 2021 and the appointment is for a period of six years.

Ms. Chartier is a lawyer, with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of areas, including aboriginal, environmental and administrative law. She is a passionate advocate for official languages and has extensive experience in the public service, having served as a lawyer at the Department of Justice and a Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Most recently, Ms. Chartier served as Crown Counsel at the Public Prosecution Service of Canada where she prosecuted regulatory offences.

The Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator is responsible for making decisions and recommendations about energy projects. Commissioners are independent and make their decisions based on Indigenous knowledge and the best available science and data.

CER Commissioners bring a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to the table and Ms. Chartier will be a welcome addition to the team. To learn more about the work the Commission of the CER does on behalf of Canadians, please visit our website.

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