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Environment committee   context of the government's action on the pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change, and I will be speaking on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada on the adaptation audit. The adaptation audit looked at the 2010-2017 time period and focused on the extent

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Laniel Bateman

Environment committee  Madam Chair, I am pleased to be with you and members of the committee to discuss the measures Public Services and Procurement Canada, or PSPC, has in place to manage climate change risks. I am joined by Veronica Silva, director general of Technical Services in our Real Property

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Simon Dubé

Environment committee  Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Thank you for the opportunity to be here. I'm very pleased to be here to speak about our progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and our approach to addressing climate change. This is certainly something that's important to talk about

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Matt Jones

Environment committee  You mentioned today, and also in your “Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change” report, that Environment and Climate Change Canada was not working to advance the federal government's adaptation to the impacts of climate change. What can Environment and Climate Change do

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Darren FisherLiberal

Environment committee   talk about climate change. Today, clearly, climate change is a key area of focus throughout our strategy. I also want to note that implementing the SDGs through legislation is not a common practice around the world. In fact, sustainable development legislation is uncommon. Canada

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  Madam Chair, thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today as you consider the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development's “Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change” audit findings, as they relate to Transport Canada. Impacts associated

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Ellen Burack

Environment committee   and Climate Change Canada, in collaboration with other federal partners, did not provide adequate leadership to advance the federal government's adaptation to climate change impacts. Your report also noted that Environment and Climate Change Canada did not identify concrete actions

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Ed FastConservative

Environment committee  Indeed, and I think that is why it has been established in the department. Indeed, the decision to sustain the machinery of government within the act is due to that expertise in sustainable development and certainly in environment and climate change, as we coordinate and support

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Stephen Lucas

Environment committee  Thank you very much. I absolutely agree that we need a whole-of-government approach. I have seen this through my portfolio. When you talk about tackling climate change, you can't do it through just the minister, through Environment and Climate Change Canada. I think what

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  . Here we're talking about climate change problems in Canada, and then we're talking about reducing emissions. Which one of you will guarantee that when we reduce emissions, we will ameliorate the climate change issues in Canada? Okay, there's silence. That speaks volumes.

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Robert SopuckConservative

Environment committee  Thank you, Madam Chair. The commissioner has credited this government with finally producing a plan to address climate change, but she is critical of the government for lacking in action. I'm wondering, Mr. Jones, if you can tell the committee why the government continues

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Linda DuncanNDP

Environment committee   an idea what this all will cost them. The commissioner who appeared before us earlier made it very clear that when it came to establishing policies that would allow all the departments across Canada to adapt to the risk of climate change, there was a lack of leadership on the part

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Ed FastConservative

Environment committee  I think the fact that climate change is happening is unequivocal. The leading scientists of the world have stated unequivocally that climate change is happening and is unequivocally caused by human actions. I don't think there's any debate on that point.

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Matt Jones

Environment committee   a semantic question. Paragraph 1.55 of report 1 contains the following recommendation: “Environment and Climate Change Canada should report publicly and in a timely manner on the results of implementing regulations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions”. Then comes the department's

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Joël GodinConservative

Environment committee  You made a flippant comment about yesterday's rainfall being climate change. Those kinds of flippant comments are not helpful in the least. The only thing that's helpful are quantified long-term trends. For example, in prairie Canada, 1961 was the driest year ever

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Robert SopuckConservative