Experts with a banner and costumes to gather for a photo opportunity prior to Rich Kruger’s testimony

Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People – On Monday, October 16, Suncor’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rich Kruger, will testify in front of the Natural Resources Parliamentary committee to address his recent comments in a shareholder meeting. In that meeting, he called for Suncor’s operations to prioritize maximizing profits over reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Rich Kruger will testify in front of the Environment Parliamentary committee for the same reason on Tuesday October 17.

Before Rich Kruger’s testimony on October 16, people, including Environmental Defence experts – some in costume – will gather for a photo opportunity outside the building where the hearing will take place. Experts will be available to provide commentary following the testimony on both October 16 and October 17.

WHAT: Photo Opportunity prior to Suncor CEO Rich Kruger’s testimony to the Natural Resources committee, with experts available for commentary following Rich Kruger’s testimony to both the Natural Resources and Environment Parliamentary Committees.


  • Julia Levin, Associate Director National Climate, Environmental Defence – Ottawa

  • Aly Hyder Ali, Oil and Gas Program Manager, Environmental Defence – Ottawa

  • Emilia Beliveau, Energy Transition Program Manager, Environmental Defence – Montreal

Please note that interviews are available in English only.

WHERE: Live in Ottawa at the Wellington Building, 197 Sparks Street, or by telephone or video link from Montreal.

WHEN: Monday October 16, 2023: Photo op from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. outside the Wellington Building. Expert reaction following Rich Kruger’s testimony, at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023: Expert reaction following Rich Kruger’s testimony, at approximately 1 p.m.

A media backgrounder about Suncor and Rich Kruger is available here.

ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

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For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

Ottawa: Paula Gray, Environmental Defence,

Outside Ottawa: Allen Braude, Environmental Defence,