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Environment committee  , departments only had to create a plan. They never had to report against their plan. That provision is new, to require departments to report twice within the three-year cycle on what they've achieved. As a sustainable development office inside of Environment and Climate Change Canada, we

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Paula Brand

Environment committee  Thank you again for the opportunity to be here today. This is an opportunity to ask perhaps some more specific and technical questions of officials. Paula is the person responsible for actually doing most of the work, working very actively to pull together both the strategy and

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Environment committee   that strategy. Be it Environment and Climate Change Canada, Natural Resources Canada, or Health Canada, departments have specific strategies, and their ministers have responsibilities for the specific goals and targets inside those strategies. Departmental strategies can include a lot

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Paula Brand

Environment committee  Madam Chair, if that is so and we're going to be really, really strict about containing the discussions we have around this table to the specific issues mentioned in the agenda, then I'm going to make a motion: That the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change be invited

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Ed FastConservative

Environment committee  . I'm meeting with the provinces and territories today. It's the Canadian Council for Ministers of the Environment, and we will be talking about issues such as how we move to a cleaner future and how we implement the made-in-Canada plan on climate change.

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  , to say the least, that the strategy had these long-term aspirational goals that included freshwater and oceans and taking action on climate change. So that was an empty shell in terms of what we thought of as long-term objectives, but I don't find that the bill as proposed goes far

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

William AmosLiberal

Environment committee  Thank you very much, and thank you for all your advocacy and all your work throughout your career on protecting cultural heritage. It's clearly critical, and we need to take into account cultural heritage when we talk about ecosystem protection and also climate change. It has

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  . As he pointed out, climate change was not something that people were really thinking about. The SDGs did not exist at that time. I think it's important that we have broad enough principles so that they can incorporate future ideas and concepts that come up.

November 2nd, 2017Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  I'm just trying to get my head around the question. Are you asking me if I can guarantee that if we reduce emissions, we'll reduce climate change impacts?

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Matt Jones

Environment committee  I think, as people are aware, climate change is a global issue. Emissions come from—

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Matt Jones

Environment committee   encouraging. My next question is for either Natural Resources or Transport Canada or both. The commissioner noted the progress your department has made in assessing risks of climate change and taking action to address those risks. Did you have to shift priorities or shift budgets? How did

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Darren FisherLiberal

Environment committee  What about the remaining funds? There are two pages of lists of items where dollars are committed to be spent to address climate change, yet none of those dollars have been released. Can't you speak to those?

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Linda DuncanNDP

Environment committee  . While this is an important bit of work that needs to be done, and it is work we are working on now, I think it's incomplete to equate this government or the department's efforts on adapting to the impacts of climate change by looking at its own departmental risk assessment. In fact

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Matt Jones

Environment committee  Sure. As my colleague mentioned, when we talk about leadership in federal departments and agencies, it is important to distinguish between internal risk assessment processes and external. Environment and Climate Change Canada undertook work in 2014. It was widely supported

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Laniel Bateman

Environment committee  According to the data, is climate change happening? Is it a reality?

October 31st, 2017Committee meeting

Mike BossioLiberal