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Environment committee   to that, there are 30,000 substances on that list. That is a list to manage for sure. On November 4, Environment and Climate Change made a new tool available to the public that links users to the draft and final screening assessment reports for substances under CEPA. Subclause 13(2) proposes

November 22nd, 2022Committee meeting

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Environment committee  , the CEPA must include an environmental justice strategy, and we have a few proposals to that effect. In view of climate change, which is recognized as the greatest threat to human health of the 21st century, the loss of biodiversity, which is associated with the growing risk

November 22nd, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers

Environment committee  , but now, due to climate change, we experience floods, and I cannot help but think, “Is this going to be the one that causes the tailings dams to breach?”

November 22nd, 2022Committee meeting

Melissa Daniels

Environment committee  , as I mentioned, including examination by this committee and multiple engagement processes led by Environment and Climate Change Canada. I think the committee is well positioned to examine the issues without delay, and I hope you will see fit to approve the amendments we

November 22nd, 2022Committee meeting

Lisa Gue

Environment committee  Thank you. Dr. Pétrin‑Desrosiers, in your work, you study climate change and its impact on health. Sadly, things are not getting any better. Why is it essential to shore up the weaknesses in CEPA right now, and I stress right now?

November 22nd, 2022Committee meeting

Monique PauzéBloc

Environment committee   that there must be regular reforms. Over the past few years, this requirement has not been followed. We know that when we fail to act for the environment, whether it be in the fight against climate change, habitat fragmentation or the decline in biodiversity, there are disastrous consequences

November 22nd, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers

Environment committee  Thank you very much, Ms. Gue. My next question is for Dr. Pétrin‑Desrosiers. You are one of the co‑authors of “Policy Brief for Canada,” which is a document that you worked on in conjunction with the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. You are also one of the co

November 22nd, 2022Committee meeting

Monique PauzéBloc

Environment committee   action to address climate change”. Incorporating the right to a healthy environment in CEPA will be a historic development in Canadian law, so it’s important to get it right. A crucial Senate amendment fixed problematic language in the formulation of the right in the original bill

November 22nd, 2022Committee meeting

Lisa Gue

Environment committee   is essential to human and environmental health. It provides the government the authority to act on urgent mandates, such as reducing climate-changing greenhouse gases and banning single-use plastics. Bill S-5 is a starting point, but it requires changes to make it a stronger, more rigorous

November 22nd, 2022Committee meeting

Cassie Barker

Environment committee  , but the whole landscape as well. The amendments we have worked on allow the sunlight of the bill to shed light not only on the sponsor of the bill, but also on the entire committee and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. If I may digress for a moment, it is rather strange

November 15th, 2022Committee meeting

Julie VignolaBloc

Environment committee  Yes, I am. Thanks for the question. It's very routine. The term “consulting” with interested parties is used in many pieces of Canadian legislation. Even just dealing with Environment and Climate Change Canada, they put out on a website on a routine basis “here's

November 4th, 2022Committee meeting

Elizabeth MayGreen

Environment committee  To start with, I would like to congratulate my dear colleague for being appointed Official Opposition critic for Environment and Climate Change. My colleague has spoken of his wonderful experience and talked about true partners who work for the well-being of all

November 1st, 2022Committee meeting

Elizabeth MayGreen

Environment committee   decided not to open cooling centres or do things to save lives. I can't imagine why not, but I sometimes refer to the heat dome impact as being the neutron bomb of climate change. Neutron bombs, as you will recall, destroy people but leave the buildings standing. A heat dome kills

November 1st, 2022Committee meeting

Elizabeth MayGreen

Environment committee   on this thought. We need to make sure that, as this bill goes through the House—and I hope the Senate—quickly, we will begin to hear from Environment and Climate Change Canada that they have thoroughly reviewed what the U.S. EPA is doing now and prepare that Canada do at least as much for our

November 1st, 2022Committee meeting

Elizabeth MayGreen

Environment committee   practices, traditions and health are in danger because of tar sands developments. We know that the groups most impacted by climate change and environmental hazards are indigenous, racialized and otherwise vulnerabilized people. The toxic burdens faced by racialized communities

November 1st, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Jane E. McArthur