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  • Her favourite word is environment.

Conservative MP for Nunavut (Nunavut)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 49.90% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Aboriginal Affairs October 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I am carefully reviewing and considering the panel's findings, and at this point in time, it would be inappropriate to comment any further.

The Environment October 8th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would like to read for the record a quote from the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, which told our department, upon the release of the report of the environment commissioner, that it was quite disappointed in the environment commissioner's report, because it omitted information. It said that the renewable fuel regulations introduced by this Conservative government have removed the equivalent of a million cars and trucks from our roads and that they did so while promoting $3.5 billion of economic growth.

The Environment October 8th, 2014

Mr. Speaker—

The Environment October 8th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, our government record is very clear. We have taken decisive action in a responsible way to protect our environment and support the economy.

Thanks to our leadership and the efforts of different levels of government, businesses, and consumers, Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 are projected to be 130 megatonnes lower than what they would have been under the Liberals.

We will continue to move forward with regulatory measures that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions while creating jobs.

The Environment October 8th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would like to read a quote that has come in from the president of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, who told our department that he was very disappointed with the commissioner's report, because it omitted major information. The president said that the renewable fuel regulations introduced by this Conservative government have removed the equivalent of a million cars and trucks from our roads and that they did so while promoting $3.5 billion in economic growth.

This quote came from Scott Thurlow, the president of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, who is quite disappointed with the commissioner for omitting that big detail in her report.

The Environment October 8th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, this is a continental issue, and we need a North American-wide solution.

Our government will continue to work with the United States on reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the oil and gas sector. We feel it is best to align with the United States as we have done in the transportation sector, as an example.

We will continue to protect the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a way that maintains job creation and economic growth.

The Environment October 7th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, our government's record is clear. We have taken decisive action on the environment while protecting the economy. Everyone internationally has to do their fair share and Canada is doing its part as we emit less than 2% of the global greenhouse gas emissions.

Building on our record, I announced a number of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution from vehicles recently. I also recently announced our intent to regulate the HFCs, one of the fastest growing greenhouse gas emissions in the world. We are accomplishing this without a job-killing carbon tax.

The Environment October 7th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, we have been working with first nations and Metis communities and we are proposing increased influence, dedicated funding and more opportunities for the use of traditional ecological knowledge in monitoring.

The oil sands, which are being developed responsibly and represent only 0.1% of the global greenhouse gas emissions, support over 275,000 jobs across Canada.

We will continue to work with Alberta, in partnership with aboriginal communities, to enhance this world-class monitoring program.

The Environment October 7th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, responsible resource development involves meaningful consultation with communities and aboriginal communities that may be affected by proposed projects.

We have increased funding and opportunities for consultation in the environmental assessment process and we will continue to strengthen our internal practices.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is committed to coordinating these consultations in a manner that is respectful, responsive and consistent.

The Environment October 7th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, responsible oil sands development is a priority and a responsibility of both the federal government as well as the provincial government.

We have made significant progress since the launch of the joint implementation panel for oil sands monitoring with Alberta and we will continue to look for opportunities to enhance this program.

This monitoring program is world class, uses some of the country's top scientists and is completely transparent.