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Environment committee  The government has done no economic analysis of the impacts of climate change on the Canadian economy, what you have called one of the greatest threats facing our country. How can you possibly justify not understanding what the impacts of this threat are to our well-being

May 29th, 2007Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee  I think if you look at the report commissioned by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, the Stern...if you could hear me out, I'd tell you the rest of it. The Stern report talked about the global effect of climate change, and I think made a very powerful business

May 29th, 2007Committee meeting

John BairdConservative

Environment committee   in court. The plan you put forward has been called a fraud. You've won more “fossil” awards at the last international meeting. These awards are given out to the country that is working against the efforts of the international community on climate change. Canada won more of those awards

May 29th, 2007Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee  Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Welcome, minister, and thank you for coming to testify before the committee on the main estimates and the Climate Change Action Plan that you presented. Over the past few weeks and months, we have heard criticism on the part of scientists

May 29th, 2007Committee meeting

Bernard BigrasBloc

Environment committee   the scenes with Mike Harris in privatizing nuclear reactors, the fact is he had nothing to do with it. If anyone had something to do with it, it was me. I'm happy to share with you the clean air and climate change investments we're making in my department. In 2007-08 we're continuing

May 29th, 2007Committee meeting

John BairdConservative

Environment committee  Thank you. Can you tell us how much money flowed last year, 2006-07, for climate change programming, a global number, please, just one single number?

May 29th, 2007Committee meeting

David McGuintyLiberal

Environment committee  . Can you tell us how much federal money will flow this fiscal year for climate change programming in 2007-08?

May 29th, 2007Committee meeting

David McGuintyLiberal

Environment committee  That's a really difficult one. From the point of view of improving the global atmosphere—and we've talked about climate change being a global phenomenon and Canadians' health being impacted by the global phenomena—even though we can't put an economic evaluation on it yet because

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Susan Fletcher

Environment committee   of increasing temperatures of climate change. Those studies do show generally an increase in ozone-particular smog in areas, if you assume certain scenarios.

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Phil Blagden

Environment committee  When I said greenhouse gas didn't directly impact, I meant that if you breathe greenhouse gases, you do not have a health effect. If you breath PM and ozone, you do have a health effect. Climate change and calculating—

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Phil Blagden

Environment committee  PM and ozone, these things that cause human health effects, are affected by climate change.

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee  The science on that is still in the development stage . The point is that we do not at this point have the modelling ability to calculate those impacts. You would have to be looking out at 2050; you would have to look at the global impacts, the global climatic changes; and you

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Phil Blagden

Environment committee  I was just going to say that the difficulty for us is that even the modelling of air pollutants is very complex. It's not a simple model that we have. As you've heard about the complexity of the relationship between greenhouse gases and climate change and air pollutants, it's

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Susan Fletcher

Environment committee  We can model them, but those are individual things, and it's hard to take those direct climate change environmental impacts and relate them back up to greenhouse gases.

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Susan Fletcher

Environment committee  —whether you're looking at the air quality aspect of it or at climate change, the change in the climate. They're not one and the same.

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Jacinthe Séguin