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Canada's regulatory system 'one of the best in the world,' says Energy Minister Paradis

The Senate Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment Committee is studying whether a sub-ocean blowout like BP's in the Gulf of Mexico could happen in Canada. Oil companies say no, but some Senators aren't convinced.

The Senate Energy Committee is exploring whether a sub-ocean blowout like what's happening in the Gulf of Mexico could happen here. Oil companies say their operations are safe and Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis says Canada's regulations are among the strongest in the world, but he acknowledges there is no guarantee against such a disaster.

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Canada's regulatory system 'one of the best in the world,' says Energy Minister Paradis

The Senate Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment Committee is studying whether a sub-ocean blowout like BP's in the Gulf of Mexico could happen in Canada. Oil companies say no, but some Senators aren't convinced.

The Senate Energy Committee is exploring whether a sub-ocean blowout like what's happening in the Gulf of Mexico could happen here. Oil companies say their operations are safe and Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis says Canada's regulations are among the strongest in the world, but he acknowledges there is no guarantee against such a disaster.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE