Strong oilfield and municipal representation at Regina Senate hearings on Bill C-48

Regina – Representatives of municipalities and the oil industry from throughout Saskatchewan were scheduled to testify before the Senate committee looking into Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.

The Senate Transportation and Communications Committee was scheduled to hold hearings on May 1 at the Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina, after a day of hearings in Edmonton on April 30.

Those representing municipalities include Lloydminster Mayor Gerald S. Aalbers, Estevan Mayor Roy Ludwig, Kindersley Mayor Rod Perkins, Swift Current Mayor Denis Perrault, Kindersley Councillor Gary Becker and Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities president Ray Orb.

Oilfield representation includes John Breakey, vice president land (Fire Sky Energy Inc.); Brian Crossman, field supervisor/marketing (Independent Well Servicing Ltd.); Matthew K. Cugnet, president (Valleyview Petroleums Ltd.); Dale Mainil, vice president, acquisitions (Jerry Mainil Limited), Blair Stewart, former chief executive officer and founder of Stewart Southern Railway (As an Individual); Jim Wilson, president (Wil-Tech Industries Ltd.); Mark Prystupa, director, government, Indigenous and community relations (Suncor Energy); Sean Willy, president and chief executive officer (Des Nedhe Developments) and Cal Broder, president and chief executive officer (BFH Corp.)

Other organizations were also scheduled to provide testimony. Their representatives include John Hopkins, chief executive officer (Regina & District Chamber of Commerce); Davide Latremouille, fisheries habitat biologist (Skeena Fisheries Commission) and Keith Moen, executive director (North Saskatoon Business Association).

The Government of Saskatchewan was also scheduled to offer testimony.

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