Mr. Speaker, when I listen to my colleague, I cannot help but think of the novel 1984 by George Orwell.
I am not thinking of the party in power in the Orwell's novel, but rather of his concept of doublethink. Doublethink is the ability to hold two completely different opinions and to believe them both while forgetting that they are completely contradictory.
In its budget, the Liberal Party has allocated $21.6 billion for a green recovery. However, it spent $17 billion on a pipeline and gave the go-ahead to offshore drilling without an environmental assessment. At present, it is introducing Bill C-12, which contains nothing that is binding on the government.
Can my hon. colleague tell me why the government voted against Bill C-215 and is now proposing a much more timid bill?