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Environment committee  Indeed, and I think that is why it has been established in the department. Indeed, the decision to sustain the machinery of government within the act is due to that expertise in sustainable development and certainly in environment and climate change, as we coordinate and support

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Stephen Lucas

Environment committee  Thank you, Madam Chair. When we did the study for the FSDS, we heard testimony about the need to establish an advocate for Canada's future generations. Environment and Climate Change Canada has said that the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development already

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Darren FisherLiberal

Environment committee  Thank you. I'm going to take a little different direction here. Your department takes the lead in implementing the pan-Canadian framework on climate change. Is that correct?

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Ed FastConservative

Environment committee   in Canada through the pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change, involve over 15 different departments and agencies. Therefore, there is an expectation to see their commitments and actions specifically for that three-year tranche of their strategies being brought out

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Stephen Lucas

Environment committee  , departments only had to create a plan. They never had to report against their plan. That provision is new, to require departments to report twice within the three-year cycle on what they've achieved. As a sustainable development office inside of Environment and Climate Change Canada, we

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Paula Brand

Environment committee  Thank you again for the opportunity to be here today. This is an opportunity to ask perhaps some more specific and technical questions of officials. Paula is the person responsible for actually doing most of the work, working very actively to pull together both the strategy and

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Environment committee   that strategy. Be it Environment and Climate Change Canada, Natural Resources Canada, or Health Canada, departments have specific strategies, and their ministers have responsibilities for the specific goals and targets inside those strategies. Departmental strategies can include a lot

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Paula Brand

Environment committee  Madam Chair, if that is so and we're going to be really, really strict about containing the discussions we have around this table to the specific issues mentioned in the agenda, then I'm going to make a motion: That the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change be invited

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Ed FastConservative

Environment committee  . I'm meeting with the provinces and territories today. It's the Canadian Council for Ministers of the Environment, and we will be talking about issues such as how we move to a cleaner future and how we implement the made-in-Canada plan on climate change.

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  , to say the least, that the strategy had these long-term aspirational goals that included freshwater and oceans and taking action on climate change. So that was an empty shell in terms of what we thought of as long-term objectives, but I don't find that the bill as proposed goes far

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

William AmosLiberal

Environment committee  Thank you very much, and thank you for all your advocacy and all your work throughout your career on protecting cultural heritage. It's clearly critical, and we need to take into account cultural heritage when we talk about ecosystem protection and also climate change. It has

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  . As he pointed out, climate change was not something that people were really thinking about. The SDGs did not exist at that time. I think it's important that we have broad enough principles so that they can incorporate future ideas and concepts that come up.

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  Thank you very much. I absolutely agree that we need a whole-of-government approach. I have seen this through my portfolio. When you talk about tackling climate change, you can't do it through just the minister, through Environment and Climate Change Canada. I think what

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee   talk about climate change. Today, clearly, climate change is a key area of focus throughout our strategy. I also want to note that implementing the SDGs through legislation is not a common practice around the world. In fact, sustainable development legislation is uncommon. Canada

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  . Here we're talking about climate change problems in Canada, and then we're talking about reducing emissions. Which one of you will guarantee that when we reduce emissions, we will ameliorate the climate change issues in Canada? Okay, there's silence. That speaks volumes.

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Robert SopuckConservative