National Energy Board Act

Version of section 26 from 2002-12-31 to 2005-04-19:


Marginal note:Board to make continuing studies and reports

  •  (1) The Board shall study and keep under review matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction relating to the exploration for, production, recovery, manufacture, processing, transmission, transportation, distribution, sale, purchase, exchange and disposal of energy and sources of energy in and outside Canada, shall report thereon from time to time to the Minister and shall recommend to the Minister such measures within the jurisdiction of Parliament as it considers necessary or advisable in the public interest for the control, supervision, conservation, use, marketing and development of energy and sources of energy.

  • Marginal note:Request of Minister

    (2) The Board shall, with respect to energy matters and sources of energy,

    • (a) provide the Minister with such advice as the Minister may request, including advice relating to the export pricing of oil and gas;

    • (b) prepare such studies and reports as the Minister may request; and

    • (c) recommend to the Minister the making of such arrangements as it considers desirable for cooperation with governmental or other agencies in or outside Canada.

  • Marginal note:Use of government agencies

    (3) In carrying out its duties and functions under this section, the Board shall, wherever appropriate, utilize agencies of the Government of Canada to obtain technical, economic and statistical information and advice.

  • Marginal note:Other advisory functions

    (4) The Board and its officers and employees may, on request, provide advice about energy matters and sources of energy to

    • (a) ministers, officers and employees of any government department or ministry, whether federal, provincial or territorial; and

    • (b) members, officers and employees of any government agency, whether federal, provincial or territorial.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-7, s. 26
  • 1994, c. 10, s. 22
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