Alberta creates two industry panels to help reduce regulatory red tape
Panels will begin meeting next week, government says
Alberta is moving into the next phase of its plan to cut regulatory red tape.
Premier Jason Kenney's government announced Friday that two industry panels tasked with advising it on redundant and ineffectual rules will begin meeting next week.
One panel is composed of oil and gas leaders, and the other is made of up of people in the tourism and hospitality industries.
Grant Hunter, the associate minister in charge of the file, will chair both panels.
The oil and gas panel includes Tim McMillan, head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
Dave Kaiser, president of the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association, is one of 10 members on the tourism and hospitality panel.
The other members of the industry panels are:
Tourism and Hospitality
Brett Ireland: Alberta Small Brewers Association chair
Ed Sims: Westjet president and CEO
Darren Reeder: Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association executive director
Corey Jarvis: Alberta Professional Outfitters Society president
Matthew Ellis: Convenience Industry Council of Canada vice-president of government and stakeholder relations
Yannis Karlos: Association for Mountain Parks Protection and Enjoyment co-chair
Brenda Holder: Indigenous Tourism Association Canada
George Goldhoff: Pure Canadian Gaming president and CEO
Leslie Echino: Restaurants Canada board member
Oil and Gas
Tristan Goodman: Explorers and Producers Association of Canada president
Chris Bloomer: Canadian Energy Pipeline Association president and CEO
Gary Mar: Petroleum Services Association of Canada president and CEO
Mark Scholz: Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors president and CEO
Randy Findlay: Pembina Pipeline Corporation board chairman
Sue Riddell Rose: Perpetual Energy president and CEO
Paul Ferneyhough: North America Repsol executive director
Jeff Tonken: Birchcliff Energy president and CEO