Madam Speaker, first the government withdrew from Kyoto, and now it is attacking environmental protection measures. The craziest part is that they want the Standing Committee on Finance to study changes to environmental assessment. That is just irresponsible.
Bill C-38 will have a direct impact on approval for major oil projects: they will be accelerated to the detriment of the environment.
Why are the Conservatives cutting the budget debate short rather than asking the Standing Committee on the Environment to study the changes?