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Section II – Analysis of Program Activity by Strategic Outcome

2.1 Strategic Outcome - The planning and construction of the Canadian portion of the Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline project is efficient and expeditious while ensuring environmental protection and social and economic benefits for Canadians.

Analysis by Program Activity

Program Activity:  Oversee the planning and construction of the Canadian portion of the Alaska Highway Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Regulate the planning and construction of the Canadian portion of the Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline Project. This program activity is aligned to the Strong Economic Growth outcome.

Financial Resources
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
1,321.2 1,321.2 1,321.2


Human Resources
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
4 FTEs 4 FTEs 4 FTEs


Expected Results: In concert with other federal government departments, the Agency will develop a regulatory framework which accommodates modern environmental practices, takes into account the rights of Aboriginal people, and considers the interests of provincial-territorial governments, so as to be prepared to effectively regulate and to facilitate the planning and the construction of the Foothills pipeline. The Agency's activities are dictated by the timing and pace of the planning and construction of the pipeline.

Performance Indicators: The Agency will effectively plan for and respond to any regulatory filings by Foothills and make certain that the Act is properly administered.

The Agency will continue to address regulatory certainty by establishing a framework to proceed with the construction of the northern portion of the pipeline within a time frame that corresponds with industry decisions on the project. The timing of these decisions is affected by such considerations as project economics, natural gas markets and negotiations between Foothills and Alaska gas producers, and therefore, is unpredictable.

To allow the Agency to prudently refine its plans and state of readiness to respond and to enhance its engagement with other participants that would be involved in the planning and the construction of this phase of pipeline development, an adequate level of staff will be hired.

Benefits for Canadians: The planning and construction (estimated at $26B) of stage two of the Alaska Gas Pipeline Project would support job creation and economic growth throughout Canada. The pipeline would also provide incentive for gas exploration and infrastructure for moving Yukon and other northern gas resources to markets.