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The Environment  Mr. Speaker, Canada absolutely supports conservation of the habitat of the porcupine caribou herd and is opposed to any development of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We certainly oppose opening these areas to resource development. I have been very clear in my discussions wi

December 1st, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for his advocacy on behalf of Nunavummiuts. We know that northerners are on the front lines of climate change. I saw this directly when I was in the high Arctic this summer. I heard of Inuit hunters falling through the ice because they can no lon

November 24th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member opposite for his advocacy on parks and protected areas. We understand the importance of protecting Wood Buffalo National Park and we welcome the review by UNESCO. We are working very hard, including with the indigenous communities within the

November 24th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I can assure the member opposite that we care greatly about the environment, that we are concerned about this incident, that Parks Canada is involved with the cleanup, and that we will continue to work very hard to ensure that we protect our oceans. As members know

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, since 2011, Environment and Climate Change Canada has been implementing its policy on drinking water that ensures employees have access to a potable drinking water source at all times. In line with the policy, all supplemental water use (e.g., water bottles, water co

November 20th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I have worked as a human rights lawyer. I absolutely agree. I am disgusted by the current regime in Syria, and the atrocities it is committing are completely inexcusable. A mistake was made. I take full responsibility as minister. We deleted the tweet within half an

November 8th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. We are certainly committed to combatting climate change. I was so proud to see the Prime Minister announce our plan with the provincial premiers and territorial representatives. Under this plan, we will put a price on carbon, e

November 8th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, we are all in when it comes to climate action. We understand that we need to be taking action, that we have an economic opportunity to do this, and that we have an obligation to our children. I am very pleased that I will be in Bonn next week where I will be working

November 8th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, Canadians love our national parks and national heritage places, and we saw that clearly this year with record attendance at our parks and historic places with free entry for Canada 150. On Friday, October 27, I was extremely pleased to be joined by the member for K

November 7th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, this government has demonstrated its clear commitment to openness and transparency. We believe in evidence-based policy-making and meaningful consultation with Canadians. Meetings with key stakeholders and experts help to inform the policy development process. For

October 23rd, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, we are committed to working with the provinces, Quebec, the municipalities in Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean, and municipalities across Canada to protect and restore Canada's species at risk, including the caribou. The environment and the economy must go hand in hand, so we

October 20th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member opposite for her continued advocacy on the environment. We understand that we need to rebuild trust in our environmental assessment system, that we need to make sure that the environment and the economy go together. That is why we a

October 20th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, no relationship is more important to the Government of Canada than the one with indigenous peoples. Over the past year, our government has held more than 200 meetings with indigenous people across the country about environmental assessment. We have held week weekly t

October 20th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, the situation in Sarnia with the first nations is very worrying. We are encouraged by the steps the Ontario government is taking. We are working very closely with it. This is exactly why we need to ensure we always have strong regulations for clean air and to prote

October 19th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member opposite for all of her hard work and support for action on climate change and sustainable development. Here, I am also thinking of our colleague, who sadly is deceased, Arnold Chan, who talked about the importance of civility, working to

October 6th, 2017House debate

Catherine McKennaLiberal