Good morning and welcome, colleagues.
Welcome, Ms. Deschamps, to the Environment Committee.
To begin, I would like us to accept a request made by Minister Prentice. He would like to correct some mistakes contained in his presentation before the committee, which reads as follows. I will read it in English.
The emissions in North America, in the United States specifically, from coal-burning plants are 70 times the size of the emissions that come from the Canadian oil sands. The total emissions from the Canadian oil sands amount to .005% of the emissions of greenhouse gases from the United States.
That's the relative situation of which we're speaking.
Unless I'm mistaken, he was responding to a question asked by Mr. Bigras.
So he would like to correct that to say that the correct amount is 60 times the size of the emissions that come from Canadian oil sands, and the total emissions from the Canadian oil sands amount to 0.5% of the emissions of GHGs from the U.S.
If we can accept that, we can get on with our discussion of future business.
Yes, Mr. Warawa.