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Environment committee  Thank you very much, Madam Chair and members of the committee. It's certainly a pleasure to be here for the first time as Minister of Environment and Climate Change to provide an update on our progress on climate action and environmental protection and how it is reflected

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Environment committee   and accepted that climate change affects water quantity. We see threats to the availability of water through drought conditions as well as scenarios such as flooding and sea-level rise, where we simply have too much water. While water quantity is a concern, one less-visible and poorly

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Amina Stoddart

Environment committee  In our 2017 reports we talked about the work the government was doing with the pan-Canadian framework as a foundation piece. The consultation started the ball rolling. Those were our most recent audits directly on climate change. We talked about the gap between the 2020

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Andrew Hayes

Environment committee  I don't think we have anybody from international here, so I'll address the question. I take it the question was primarily focused on international climate change activities. We have a range of international climate change activities. We are active participants in the United

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee   businesses in developing innovative solutions to challenges across various areas addressing climate change. You've recently announced that Environment and Climate Change Canada will be supporting the innovation solutions Canada program to address new plastic challenges. This has been

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Environment committee  Thanks. Finally, I'm looking at collaborations. I was sitting on the agriculture committee. Agriculture is a huge topic for Guelph. In the estimates we have vote 10b, $250,000, looking at some collaborations between Environment and Climate Change and Agriculture. I'm

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Lloyd LongfieldLiberal

Environment committee   does that actually help us tackle climate change. Perhaps you could explain how we impose a price on pollution, how that money flows, how it comes back to folks and how it's helping to tackle climate change.

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Yvan BakerLiberal

Environment committee  , that the government, like the ones before it, is failing to take the urgent and necessary action to meet our targets to adapt to climate change. In other words, it is failing to take the action that needs to be taken in order to ensure a liveable planet, because that's what's at stake right now

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Laurel CollinsNDP

Environment committee  Certainly Canada's ag sector has an important role to play in the fight against climate change. Through initiatives like the Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network, our government is supporting research into policies and programs that accelerate sustainable

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Environment committee  Again, I would say to you that I am the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Even if it were in the estimates, it wouldn't be in my estimates. My understanding is that today we are actually focusing on the estimates for Environment and Climate Change Canada, but what I

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Environment committee  Thank you for the question. As you know very well, climate change is an existential threat from an environmental perspective. It is an existential threat for human health and it's certainly an enormous threat to our economy. Last year, we released “Canada's Changing Climate

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Environment committee  We appreciate that. Minister, climate change is obviously an immense challenge, as you just alluded to, and we know that, as you pointed out, carbon pollution has a cost. Some of the funding we're looking at today includes our government's climate action incentive fund. I'm

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Yvan BakerLiberal

Environment committee  Thank you, Mr. Baker. Welcome, Minister. As you know, any discussion about climate change necessarily leads to a discussion about water resources. At the end of the day, climate change impacts our water resources, whether through flooding or droughts. As you know, during

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Francis ScarpaleggiaLiberal

Environment committee  I'll make one point on that. One of the biggest threats is that our overall flow in the navigable waterways is changing rapidly, and it comes back to what Jay was talking about earlier. Because of climate change, we have a much more fluctuating base flow and runoff cycle

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

David Rudolph

Environment committee  I don't want to hog the microphone too much because I've already spoken on this a little bit, but I do like the idea of picking three or four focus areas. Imagine them as bullet points. These would be focus areas like climate change and how that's impacting flooding; creating

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Jay Famiglietti