Madam Speaker, the Prime Minister has said time and time again that energy east needs social acceptability.
However, it is not up to the National Energy Board to determine whether a project is socially acceptable. It is up to the population, the public. The NEB should not be telling us what to do, and Canadians are saying no to energy east.
Tuesday, the City of Gatineau spoke out against the energy east pipeline. That is four of the five largest cities in Quebec that have officially said no to the project.
What will it take for this government to understand that Quebeckers want nothing to do with the energy east pipeline? The answer is no.