Experts with banners and costumes to gather for a photo opportunity prior to the testimony of Big Oil CEOs

Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People –On Thursday, June 6, the CEOs of a number of oil and gas companies will testify in front of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI). The committee invited Mr. Rich Kruger, CEO of Suncor Energy Inc., Mr. Brad Corson, CEO of Imperial Oil Ltd., Mr. Jon McKenzie, CEO of Cenovus Energy Inc., Mrs. Susannah Pierce, President and Country Chair of Shell Canada Limited and Vice President of Emerging Energy Solutions, and Mr. Greg Ebel, CEO of Enbridge to appear to explain how their activities are impacting Canada’s ability to meet its climate commitments. Experts will be available to provide commentary both before and following the testimony.

Before the hearing takes place, staff from Environmental Defence experts and other civil society organizations will gather for a photo opportunity outside the building where the hearing will take place. Experts will be present at the photo opportunity.

WHAT: Experts available for comment on the testimony by oil and gas CEOs at the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI). There is also a Photo Opportunity prior to the ENVI hearing where oil and gas CEOs have been called to testify.

WHO: Emilia Beliveau, Energy Transition Program Manager, Environmental Defence

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.

WHEN: Thursday, June 6th: Photo op from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside the Wellington Building. The hearing will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Expert reaction following the hearing.

A media backgrounder about the oil and gas CEOs 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:

Midhat Moini, Environmental Defence,