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New member appointed to the National Energy Board

OTTAWA — Mr. Hans Matthews was appointed as a temporary member of the National Energy Board (NEB) today.

Matthews is a professional geologist with more than 25 years of experience. He has been the President of the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association since 1992. Mr. Matthews has also held executive positions focused on natural resource and environmental management, economic development and strategic policy and planning. He is a member of the Wahnapitae First Nation, Ontario, where he resides.

The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates Canada’s oil, gas and electric utility industries. It promotes safety, environmental protection and economic efficiency with respect to the regulation of pipelines, energy development and trade. The NEB reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources.