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Last in Parliament October 2000, as Liberal MP for Northumberland (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 1997, with 45.77% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Division No. 531 May 31st, 1999

moved that the bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage with further amendments.

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 May 31st, 1999

moved:

Motion No. 230

That Bill C-32, in Clause 342, be amended by replacing line 35 on page 216 with the following:

“prepare and cause to be laid before each House of Parliament”

Motion No. 231

That Bill C-32, in Clause 343, be amended by replacing lines 44 to 47 on page 216 and lines 1 to 8 on page 217 with the following:

“force of this Act, stand referred to such committee of the House of Commons, of the Senate or of both Houses of Parliament as may be designated or established for that purpose.

(2) The committee designated or established for the purpose of subsection (1) shall, as soon as practicable, undertake a comprehensive review of the provisions and operation of this Act and shall, within one year after the review is undertaken or within such further time as the House of Commons, the Senate or both Houses of Parliament, as the case may be, may authorize, submit a report to Parliament thereon,”

Motion No. 233

That Bill C-32 be amended by adding after line 29 on page 219 the following new clause: 355.1 (1) Subject to subsection (2), any regulation that was ( a ) made under the Act mentioned in section 355, and ( b ) in force immediately before the day on which this Act is assented to is deemed to have been made under this Act, and continues in force, subject to being amended or repealed under this Act.

(2) If a regulation continued in force by subsection (1) is not consistent with this Act at the end of the two-year period that starts on the day on which this Act is assented to, that regulation ceases to be in force at the end of that period.”

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 May 31st, 1999

moved:

Motion No. 193

That Bill C-32, in Clause 176, be amended by replacing line 18 on page 128 with the following: a ) on approval by the Governor in Council, publish a notice under subsection 56(1);”

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 May 31st, 1999

moved:

Motion No. 154

That Bill C-32, in Clause 118, be amended a ) by replacing line 1 on page 88 with the following:

“118. (1) The Governor in Council may, on the” b ) by replacing, in the English version, line 8 on page 88 with the following:

“of a process of degrading or altering, an” c ) by adding after line 32 on page 88 the following:

“(2) The Governor in Council shall not make a regulation under subsection (1) in respect of a nutrient to the extent that the nutrient, or a product in which the nutrient is contained, is, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, regulated by or under any other Act of Parliament in a manner that provides, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, sufficient protection to the environment.”

Motion No. 185

That Bill C-32, in Clause 166, be amended by replacing line 24 on page 121 with the following: a ) on approval by the Governor in Council, publish a notice under subsection 56(1);”

The Environment May 31st, 1999

Mr. Speaker, the government is very proud of its proposed new CEPA legislation. It is legislation based on a pollution prevention principle. It is legislation that will address the most toxic substances with virtual elimination, the only country in the world that has taken the step of virtual elimination, an internationally recognized principle.

This is legislation that will help the environment and the human health of all Canadians. I hope that we will see very quick passage and promulgation of the legislation.

The Environment May 31st, 1999

Mr. Speaker, the government took a very important initiative last year in signing and in being the first country in the world to ratify a UN-ECE convention and protocol on the transport and the transboundary transport of toxic substances. This is very important.

On Friday I announced $62 million to clean up a contaminated site in Sydney. We are committed to cleaning up contaminated sites across this country. There will be further announcements. Today I am bringing in gasoline flow rate regulations which will keep toxics out of the air at every service station across the country.

This government is taking significant steps to—

The Environment May 31st, 1999

Mr. Speaker, on the first day of environment week I am very pleased to announce that I am instituting gasoline flow rate regulations which will prevent 1,500 tonnes of volatile organic compounds and 15 tonnes of benzene, a known carcinogen and toxic substance, going into the air, at a saving of $1 million to Canadians.

As well, on Wednesday of this week we will celebrate the first Clean Air Day Canada. I challenge everyone in the Chamber and across Canada to consider how they can contribute to cleaner air not only that day but every day.

The Environment May 31st, 1999

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased that we are having this important debate on environmental protection legislation in the House. Canadians have been waiting for over a year of debate in the House to see renewed environmental protection legislation.

The legislation that we will be voting on tonight represents legislation that is a significant improvement over what we have today.

The Environment May 31st, 1999

Mr. Speaker, the new Canadian environmental protection legislation is extremely important. It will compel the federal government to analyze 23,000 substances now in use across our country.

The principle of pollution prevention is a very important key to this legislation. For those substances most toxic, the principle of virtual elimination will prevail.

The Environment May 31st, 1999

Mr. Speaker, today is the first day of environment week and the government is very proud of the activities that it will be engaged in to encourage every Canadian across the country to consider how they can contribute to a cleaner environment.

The government, through our renewed CEPA legislation, will be able to act very proactively to assure Canadians cleaner air and cleaner water, something that is very important to our environment and human health.