An Act to amend the Department of the Environment Act (greenhouse gas reduction action plan)

Sponsor

Alexandre Boulerice  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of June 18, 2019

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Department of the Environment Act to provide for the establishment by the Minister of a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan and the independent review of the effectiveness of this plan.

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Department of the Environment ActRoutine Proceedings

June 18th, 2019 / 10:10 a.m.
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NDP

Alexandre Boulerice NDP Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-462, An Act to amend the Department of the Environment Act (greenhouse gas reduction action plan).

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Kootenay—Columbia for seconding this important bill.

The environment and climate change are the biggest issues of the day. We have a challenge to confront, but sadly, the process has become either a war of words with plenty of slogans but little action, or a deeply partisan issue, depending on how we look at it.

This bill will depoliticize the issue and force the government to meet its greenhouse gas reduction objectives by legislating a plan setting out GHG reduction targets. The government would be required to table an independent review in the House of Commons each year to be debated by parliamentarians.

This bill is inspired by the late, great Jack Layton, and I hope a majority of members will vote for it.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)