moved for leave to introduce Bill C-284, An Act respecting a national strategy for the development of renewable energy sources.
Madam Speaker, once again this gives me a chance to highlight and thank the hard-working member for Essex for seconding this legislation.
This enactment would require the Minister of Natural Resources, in consultation with the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for energy, to develop and make public a national strategy for increasing the proportion of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in Canada to 90% as soon as possible, but not later than December 31, 2030.
The bill calls on the government to develop a national strategy to ensure that Canada ambitiously transitions its energy production toward renewable sources, such as solar, wind, or biomass.
I urge all members of the House to do their part in 2016 to ensure that our children and their children in generations to come can ensure they have a clean environment, with energy generated from renewable and sustainable sources.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)