Bill C-59: Deleting dialogue

Canada Powered by Women is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to representing Canadian women who believe sound energy policies are vital for the continued economic prosperity of our country. We conduct independent, nation-wide research, facilitate bold conversations and amplify the voices of engaged women.   

We have some concerns about the implications of Bill C-59. 

As an organization committed to bold conversations and informed dialogue, we believe this legislation will hamper our ability to communicate openly and transparently with our members, women who are seeking balance between economic prosperity, energy security and the environment. 

We are concerned about being able to maintain our commitment to providing comprehensive information if we are not able to address environmental performance and discoveries, claims about emissions reduction or technology and innovation developments across the energy industry. 

Like many other Canadian organizations, CPW has removed certain content from our website in response to Bill C-59, leaving us in a position of self-censorship that stands at odds with our mandate.  

We believe dialogue, not deletion, is the key to achieving sound energy policy in Canada. As such, CPW does not support the progression of Bill C-59 in its current form and asks that the Competition Bureau reviews and revises the legislation in such a way that does not encourage self-censorship, offers much more clarity and does not impede national dialogue.