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Environment committee   Wilkinson, who, as you all know, is my parliamentary secretary; Stephen Lucas, who is the deputy minister of Environment and Climate Change; and Ron Hallman, president of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. I want to thank you again for the invitation to return to talk about

May 3rd, 2018Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  We certainly agree that we need to be considering climate change when we make decisions on projects. Once again, all parties supported the Paris Agreement and meeting our goals under the Paris Agreement, which I thought was extremely helpful. So clearly, there should be support

May 3rd, 2018Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  —your party for supporting action on climate change and our international obligations. Therefore, you should support the fact that we need to look at this legislation and we need to look at projects in the context of our international commitments, which you support

May 3rd, 2018Committee meeting

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Environment committee  The last time I looked, Canada was a sovereign nation and we decide what our obligations are to our own citizens and our own environment regarding the environment, climate change, and biodiversity. As an aside, I've been on the environment and fisheries committees ever since I

May 9th, 2018Committee meeting

Robert SopuckConservative

Environment committee  I like the redrafting, particularly because it is saying obligations and commitments in respect of environment, climate change, and biodiversity, because there are obligations and commitments to all of those. Sometimes it's a regional agreement. Sometimes it's a commitment like

May 9th, 2018Committee meeting

Linda DuncanNDP

Environment committee  No, I'm not changing it. Before it just said “environmental obligations” and then “commitments on climate change”. It should say “obligations and commitments” to both, to all of those. That's what she did.

May 9th, 2018Committee meeting

Linda DuncanNDP

Environment committee   environmental impacts...”. The reason I am using those specific words is that I am taking them straight out of the Prime Minister's mandate letters to the Minister of Natural Resources and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Those two letters mandate that the two ministers must

May 9th, 2018Committee meeting

Linda DuncanNDP

Environment committee   to wild fish that it accepts when enabling the aquaculture industry. Moving on now to biodiversity, our audit examined whether Environment and Climate Change Canada had provided the national leadership required to meet Canada's 2020 biodiversity commitment. In our view, Canada

May 1st, 2018Committee meeting

Julie Gelfand

Environment committee   at line 8, the amendment replaces it with the following: Whereas the Government of Canada recognizes that impact, regional and strategic assessments contribute to Canada's ability to meet its international commitments in respect of the environment and climate change; Again

May 8th, 2018Committee meeting

Linda DuncanNDP

Environment committee   Minister to all of the ministers, including the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Minister of Natural Resources, the Minister of Transport, etc. It states clearly the need for transparency and accountability in decision-making and applies to all aspects of impact

May 8th, 2018Committee meeting

Linda DuncanNDP

Environment committee  , Counsel, Natural Resources Canada Legal Services; François-René Dussault, Counsel, Transport Canada Legal Services; Martha Green, Senior Counsel, Transport Canada Legal Services; Yves Leboeuf, Senior Counsel, Environment and Climate Change Canada Legal Services; and Jean Sébastien

May 8th, 2018Committee meeting

The Chair (Mrs. Deborah Schulte (King—Vaughan, Lib.))Liberal

Environment committee  —be evaluated in terms of the climate change plan the minister has brought forward, and part of that climate change plan is a carbon tax. Canadians have a right to know what the impact on them is and whether it reduces emissions, Madam Chair.

May 3rd, 2018Committee meeting

Ed FastConservative

Environment committee  Well, you said something else just a couple of seconds ago, and I'm talking about the bill as well. I have referenced the section of the bill that says every single project is going to have to be evaluated in terms of the impact the project will have on the climate change

May 3rd, 2018Committee meeting

Ed FastConservative

Environment committee   as leaders in preparing Canada for the implementation of the sustainable development goals: Employment and Social Development Canada; Environment and Climate Change Canada; Global Affairs Canada; Indigenous Affairs Canada; and Status of Women Canada. Together, we appreciate and welcome

May 1st, 2018Committee meeting

Hilary Geller

Environment committee   as a society around that, and competitiveness, and demographic changes, climate change, including the environment and biodiversity in these areas. How do we address some of these? I think it goes much broader than the focused lens you've put in here, especially when we talk about a whole

May 1st, 2018Committee meeting

Mike BossioLiberal