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Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the ministers of Environment and Climate Change and Finance selected panel members based on their experience in diverse segments of the financial sector, their ability to engage financial sector executives and their understanding of both private sector and regulatory

December 10th, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, I am quite happy to present the document that explains exactly how pricing pollution will work. In provinces that have not stepped up and want to make it free to pollute, we have said that we will take all of the revenues from the price on pollution and give them bac

November 30th, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, maybe I could just talk about what doctors from around the world are saying. They are saying a price on pollution is the best treatment for a major public health crisis afflicting the country: climate change. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, said, “You n

November 30th, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, it is really unfortunate that there is a new generation of Conservatives who do not seem to understand that climate change is real, that it is having a real impact. In fact, there are some, like the member for Cariboo—Prince George, who do not even seem to think that

November 30th, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, what Canadians want to know is whether the party opposite read the UN climate report. Do they understand that climate change is real? Do they understand the economic impact? There was just a report in the United States by climate scientists and by federal U.S. agen

November 29th, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, I want to ask again whether the party opposite understands just how serious climate change is. Does the party opposite understand the $30-trillion economic opportunity of climate action? We need to act. We need to do it because it is the right thing to do for our env

November 29th, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, we can do both. We can grow the economy and we can tackle climate change. We are doing it. Our emissions are going down and we are growing the economy. With Canadians, we have created more than 550,000 jobs. Ours is the fastest-growing economy in the G7, and we are t

November 29th, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her hard work in the fight against climate change. We must tackle climate change, and we do have a plan. We have a plan to eliminate coal and invest in renewable energy, to put a price on pollution and to make historic investments in public

November 29th, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, it is extremely disappointing that the party opposite would politicize the loss of jobs at GM. It is a very disappointing situation. We will always stand up for workers, but I would encourage the member opposite to go to GM's website, where it supports putting a pr

November 29th, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise. We know that we need to ensure that Canadians trust us when it comes to the assessment process for major projects. We need to get it right when it comes to major projects. That is the only way our resources will get to market. There was a fai

November 27th, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I am very proud of young people. Young people want climate action. For 10 years, the former Conservative government did nothing. We have a plan and we are working hard every day. We are putting a price on pollution across the country; we are phasing out coal; we are

November 27th, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member opposite for her advocacy on the environment and climate change. I look forward to heading to COP24 with her in Poland this year to ensure that we get a robust rule book and action on climate change. We have a serious plan to tackle

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I am very proud that our government realizes that we need to take action on climate change. We have a plan, and it is working. We are reducing our greenhouse gas emissions while also growing our economy. I am also very proud of Steven Guilbeault, an environmentalist

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, what Canadians would like to know is whether the Conservatives are for or against fighting climate change. For over 200 days now, there has been no sign of their climate change plan. I am very proud that we are going to have a council that will include Steven Guilbe

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I am always happy to stand up and talk about our climate change plan. We have a plan that is working. We are eliminating coal, putting a price on carbon, making unprecedented investments in public transit, hiring environmentalists and getting advice from businesses,

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal