Mr. Speaker, during question period, the hon. member for Westmount—Ville-Marie asked a question of the Minister of the Environment in relation to the removal of the Government of Canada climate change website and all references to Kyoto. The minister denied that such information was removed from the Environment Canada website.
Pursuant to an access to information request, I now have in my possession a number of e-mails from within the minister's office, from her ADM and between her officials and staff.
On June 29:
Apparently Francine is meeting with the Minister's office tomorrow to talk about taking down the Climate Change site entirely.
On June 30:
...we are waiting for confirmation...to take down the climate change web site entirely.
On June 30:
I thought the govt still had an agenda for CC....
Various e-mails in July, August and September were titled “Removal of the Government of Canada Climate Change website”.
On September 18, the e-mail said “I need to have the climate change website removed”.
I believe the minister may have misled the House and I believe it would be appropriate for the minister, if she so wishes, to clarify her response in regard to the deputy opposition leader's question to her in regard to the removal of references to Kyoto and to the climate change website.