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Environment committee   refused outright by departments, or ignored, or delayed over time. We have to take a look at the climate change file in particular. I can remember—and I have the reports here—recommendations, and then recommendations, and things getting continually worse. One of the concerns you

January 31st, 2007Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee  . On climate change, government has an international obligation, and we are perfectly entitled to ask if government is respecting that obligation—

January 31st, 2007Committee meeting

Sheila Fraser

Environment committee  ' last report she commented on, saying on climate change that the government had not taken it seriously enough yet and needed to ramp it up? Where is that line?

January 31st, 2007Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee  The only thing that I would like to clarify, as I said in my opening statement, is that there seems to be, certainly in certain quarters, people trying to attribute this to the audit report that was produced in the fall of 2006 on climate change. This situation has absolutely

January 31st, 2007Committee meeting

Sheila Fraser

Environment committee   and air pollutants and would be able to do so probably more quickly than doing this through Bill C-30; that they'd be a step forward in the federal government working more effectively in partnership mode with the provinces, and I think that's important in all areas, not just climate

December 12th, 2006Committee meeting

Gordon Lloyd

Environment committee  As you know, there are a number of different dialogues that are happening around the world. Canada participates with the G-8. Our chair went to that meeting, the Gleneagles dialogue on climate change. There's also the Asia-Pacific Partnership. One of the interesting things about

December 11th, 2006Committee meeting

Rona AmbroseConservative

Environment committee  So why cut more than $1 billion in climate change funding for programs that were acting in Canada, if your stated goal is to achieve reductions? The first move you did was to cut more than 22 programs.

December 11th, 2006Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee  As you know, in our budget we put $2 billion towards the development of climate change—programming and regulations—and as you can well imagine, all of that money will be used, and it will actually be more money than has ever been spent before on this important environmental

December 11th, 2006Committee meeting

Rona AmbroseConservative

Environment committee   we're having on climate change. You yourself have said this is a grave and serious issue. Yet to make a statement in Nairobi and here in Canada, almost misleading Canadians to believe we're staying in a framework but not meeting the central piece of that framework, is intellectually

December 11th, 2006Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee   this. There were a number of programs that were across the government, but there was no coherent policy framework around climate change. Every—

December 11th, 2006Committee meeting

Rona AmbroseConservative

Environment committee   problems on to future generations. It is voting against the statement that global climate change is one of the most serious threats facing humanity and Canada, and that it poses significant risks to our environment, economy, society and human health. It is voting against a whole set

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Pablo RodriguezLiberal

Environment committee   with the climate change. If we want to discuss--not through Bill C-288--the accountability on the environment through the commissioner, that needs to be discussed thoroughly. On air pollution, we know that's a big, important issue for the health of Canadians. The quality of water and the land

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Mark WarawaConservative

Environment committee  Are there any other comments on clause 9? (Clause 9 as amended agreed to: yeas 7; nays 4) (On clause 10—Review of Climate Change Plan and Minister’s statement)

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

The ChairConservative

Environment committee   approach, will still do the Quebec industry well. If they're 7% below in all those things Mr. Bigras has said, then Quebec has nothing to worry about. As a concept, approaching climate change and greenhouse gas emission reductions by province opens this up. I'm not so sure about

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee   the opportunity to lay out their own action plan on climate change. That way, we probably would not be imposing as strict rules on some industry sectors in Quebec, which have already reduced their emissions by 7 per cent; on the other hand, there would be stricter rules for other economic

December 7th, 2006Committee meeting

Bernard BigrasBloc