In its first speech from the throne, the new Government of Canada concedes that the former Government’s Bill C-38 that in 2012 amended the National Energy Board Act and was consequently challenged constitutionally in Quarmby et al by Martin + Associates commencing in March, 2015 (see below) deprived the NEB of its social authority to make decisions that would engender public respect.  The throne speech promised substantial reform to the NEB processes to restore and meaningful processes for consultation, the gathering and assessment of evidence and decision making.  Martin + Associates is pleased that the new Government of Canada has effectively consented to the remedy sought in the constitutional challenge that it prosecuted during 2015.