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Environment committee  One estimate is that there are 5,900 premature deaths across Canada due to heat waves and smog episodes. It's the combination of smog-producing chemicals and climate change that makes them much more effective in causing health problems. That's getting gradually worse. I'm

November 9th, 2006Committee meeting

James Bruce

Environment committee  It's in the study that's coming out on Monday next week. It's based on the studies you referred to, done for the International Joint Commission on Ouranos and the studies that were done on the impact of climate change on Great Lakes water quality. They also estimated

November 9th, 2006Committee meeting

James Bruce

Environment committee  -term targets, we need long-term goals, and we need to start tomorrow on that. I think all of the panellists here are agreed about the urgency. Our company is committed to regulation. Our company is committed to the science that is behind climate change.

November 9th, 2006Committee meeting

Dr. Bob Page

Environment committee   around climate change by the end of the Kyoto commitment period. We need to have emissions trading systems, updated building codes, and energy efficiency standards. We need to have the entire architecture, technology drivers, in place. Aside from the reductions, we should have

November 9th, 2006Committee meeting

Ken Ogilvie

Environment committee  The problem with territorial division is simply related to the fact that Canada is responsible under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The provinces have no responsibility or duty in actual fact. As a result, energy management by province is not the best way

November 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Claude Villeneuve

Environment committee  The science of climate change works and should be trusted.

November 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Environment committee  Having regard to the demographic increase — we know that the world population is several times more than what it was in 1900 — and to technological means, vehicles and our habits and so on, and if we consider that there was already a climate change 100 years ago, to what extent

November 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Luc HarveyConservative

Environment committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Rutherford, sometimes we hear certain people say that it's hard to predict the weather for tomorrow or next week; how then can we predict the impact of climate change in 20 or 30 years? What do you have to say on that subject?

November 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Environment committee  I'll just add a question to that. In the government's recent climate change plans, how heavily involved was the insurance industry in guiding some of the principles set out in that plan?

November 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee  , as dour as industry painted it to be, was not actually what is needed. There's something quite a bit more. Is there not some effort to re-establish Canada's battered image with respect to climate change?

November 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee   of the country to countries that have less environmental performance. On the last point, Mr. Bigras, you've seen these numbers. I know you have the same arguments for Quebec. We haven't received one single bit of credit for this since the climate change discussions started, so I don't

November 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Richard Paton

Environment committee   conduct an economic analysis of the effects of achieving the Kyoto Protocol objectives, but I think we should also do an evaluation of the costs associated with not complying with the Kyoto Protocol. I think the British study released last week, which puts the cost of climate change

November 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Bernard BigrasBloc

Environment committee  . The point is, though, that there is an urgency to act, and to act quickly, unless you're willing to accept the consequences of longer-term, built-in climate change going on for centuries. That may be a decision that society would want to take, but that's not for me to say. All I can say

November 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Ian Rutherford

Environment committee  I have a very quick last question. I didn't hear anything about climate change and greenhouse gases. It seems to me there's a consensus that global warming is having short, medium and long-term impacts. Mr. Freeman may have something to say about this. Surely global warming

November 6th, 2006Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Environment committee  With climate change, not specifically, but if you take a look at air health effects, particularly in vulnerable populations, there is evidence to suggest that smog, in particular, does have an impact on seniors as a vulnerable population--so not children, but a different

November 6th, 2006Committee meeting

Paul Glover