Mr. Speaker, I believe I heard the member say that there was no support for this bill. I would like to read some quotes from the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources by a few witnesses who appeared.
Samson Hartland, the executive director of the Yukon Chamber of Mines, indicates the organization is supportive of the bill.
Darrell Pasloski, the premier of Yukon, stated:
In conclusion, Mr. Chair, I believe that the changes to this legislation that Canada has proposed will ensure that Yukon continues to be a progressive and responsible place to invest and to do business, and even a better place to live, raise a family and make a living.
Cathy Towtongie, president of the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., NTI, has no objections to the modest changes.
Why does the member discount those witnesses at committee and only cites the ones who fit the very narrow view of the bill by the NDP?