Organization Profile - National Energy Board

National Energy Board

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Natural Resources

Appointment Provisions

National Energy Board Act

The Board consists of not more than nine members to be appointed by the Governor in Council. Each member of the Board shall be appointed to hold office during good behaviour for a period of seven years, but may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council on address of the Senate and House of Commons. A member is eligible to be re-appointed to hold office during good behaviour for any term of seven years or less.

The Governor in Council shall designate one of the members to be Chairperson of the Board and another of the members to be Vice-Chairperson of the Board.

If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson has all the powers and functions of the Chairperson. The Board may authorize one or more of its members to act as Chairperson for the time being in the event that the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are absent or unable to act or if the offices are vacant.

A person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a member of the Board if that person is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or is, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, engaged in the business of producing, selling, buying, transmitting, exporting, importing or otherwise dealing in hydrocarbons or electricity or holds any bond, debenture or other security of a corporation engaged in any such business.

The Governor in Council may appoint temporary members of the Board on such terms and conditions as the Governor in Council may prescribe and any temporary member so appointed shall carry out such duties as may be assigned to that member by the Chairperson of the Board. A temporary member shall not, during his term of office, accept or hold any office or employment inconsistent with the member's duties under the Act.

A person who resigns or otherwise ceases to hold office as a member may, if authorized to do so by the Chairperson and on any terms and conditions that the Chairperson prescribes, continue to inquire into, hear and conclude any proceeding to which that person was assigned while that person was a member and the person shall for that purpose be considered to continue to be a member.

The Governor in Council may appoint and fix the remuneration of experts or persons having technical or special knowledge to assist the Board in any matter in an advisory capacity.

Quorum

Three members.

Auditor

The Auditor General is the auditor of the Board pursuant to section 11 of the Auditor General Act.

Remuneration

Temporary Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($875 - $1,025)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Member
Watson, Peter
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-08-18
2021-08-17
Vice-Chairperson and Member
Mercier, Lyne
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2014-06-13
2022-12-16
Members
Chaulk, Keith
Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-11-23
2022-11-22
Davies, Philip H.
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-01-07
2020-01-06
George, Roland
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2006-08-08
2020-08-07
Kelly, Steven
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-10-13
2022-10-12
Lytle, Murray
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2015-07-06
2022-07-05
Parrish, Shane
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2013-08-06
2020-08-05
1 Vacant Position
Temporary Members
Ballem, James
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-05-31
2018-05-30
Côté, Damien
Montréal, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-10-19
2018-10-18
Durelle, Ronald
Maquapit Lake, New Brunswick
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-10-19
2018-10-18
Ferguson, Don
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-12-07
2018-12-06
Gauthier, Jacques
Montréal, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-12-13
2018-12-12
Hamilton, David
Sidney, British Columbia
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2004-10-18
2018-06-30
Jacknife, Wilma M.
Cold Lake, Alberta
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-10-19
2018-10-18
Jolicoeur, Alain
Ottawa, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-10-19
2018-10-18
Malo, Carole M.
Toronto, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-12-07
2018-12-06
Paquin, Marc
Montréal, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2016-12-07
2018-12-06
Scott, Alison
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-05-03
2018-05-02
Total vacancies: 1