Mr. Speaker, what the Conservatives have actually done is given cabinet special powers, allowing Conservative politicians to override experts and scientists. There are words for this, it is wrong.
The Conservatives are not only using their chainsaws on assessments, they are eviscerating the whole process. Over half of the pipeline companies inspected by the National Energy Board do not have adequate safety mechanisms in place.
The NDP believes that Canadian families deserve better.
Why is the government putting people's health and safety at risk? Why is it being so irresponsible?