THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CANADIAN ENERGY INFORMATION ORGANIZATION (CEIO)
Canada is blessed with numerous energy resources. We are also at a point in our development where difficult choices must be made with respect to the exploitation of those resources for economic growth and the environmental and social impacts those resources have on our society. The availability of credible and comprehensive information is important if citizens, organizations and governments are to make wise decisions. Such information is lacking in Canada regarding our energy supply and demand options.
CERI, in collaboration with other stakeholders, has been in discussions regarding the possibility of establishing a Canadian Energy Information Organization (CEIO). This round of discussions began in 2015, however, the idea of establishing such an agency has been considered for decades.
After two years of discussing the possibility of establishing a CEIO, the stakeholders involved suggested working through Statistics Canada to address the identified needs. Setting up an independent agency to conduct such work is laudable, but for now, the group was interested in determining how the needs can be addressed through new or enhanced services from Statistics Canada. At this point, the stakeholder conversations have been put on hiatus to allow Statistics Canada to continue its work.
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