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The Economy  Mr. Speaker, the member for Saskatoon West began his remarks by saying he did not think that Putin had an effect on Maine. What I would like to underscore for all members of the House is that Putin's illegal war in Ukraine is having a devastating effect on the entire global econo

May 16th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, like the member opposite, I too am a member of Parliament for the great province of Ontario, and that is why I am happy to share with the constituents of the member opposite and with my own constituents the fact that our price on pollution is not only economically ef

May 16th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, we already do that. Our government has put forward the most ambitious climate action put forward by any Canadian government in history, including a price on pollution, which is the most economically effective and powerful way to get our emissions down. I want to jus

May 16th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, I think everyone in this House needs to be mindful of the fact that none of us should be doing Vladimir Putin's work for him, and that means we all need to recognize the reality and be honest with Canadians about the reality that inflation, including the higher price

May 16th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, the price on pollution is such an effective economic mechanism to bring down our emissions because the money goes back to Canadian families. The member for Calgary Centre knows that in Alberta, a family of four will receive up to $1,079. In Ontario, the province that

May 16th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, our government made a strong commitment to put an end to all subsidies for the oil industry in 2023. That is a firm commitment and we will follow through. I also want to point out that carbon capture is a very important way to reduce emissions across the country, fo

May 16th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, we absolutely understand that the cost of living is an important issue for Canadians. We also understand that Canadians, including Quebeckers, understand the importance of climate action. Our budget includes a range of measures that will help reduce the cost of livi

May 16th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, we know that Canadians are smart. Canadians know perfectly well that inflation, including high gas prices, is a global phenomenon caused by the pandemic, Putin's illegal war in Ukraine and China's zero-COVID policy. We understand that this is making life difficult f

May 16th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, our government absolutely understands the urgency of climate action. That is why we have invested more than $100 billion in climate action. That is why we have introduced a price on pollution, the most powerful market-based mechanism for changing the way we run our e

May 12th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, our government understands how important it is for us as Canadians to get our resources to market and to get a fair value for them. We do not intend to be the long-term owner of the Trans Mountain pipeline. A divestment process will be initiated once the project is m

May 12th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, it is important to point out that inflation is a global phenomenon caused by the pandemic, Putin's illegal war in Ukraine and China's zero-COVID policy. However, we understand that the cost of living and the cost of gas are a problem for Canadians. That is why our bu

May 12th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, allow me to talk about carbon capture, which goes beyond the oil and gas sector. Steel, concrete and aluminum, for example, are important industries in Quebec and are crucial to Canada's and Quebec's economies. These are other industries that need to reduce their emi

May 12th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, again, I want to talk about the importance of carbon capture. We need carbon capture to meet our greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Enhanced oil recovery is excluded from this tax credit. This will create good jobs in the technology sector and support the en

May 12th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, our government understands how important it is to get a fair price for our resources on international markets. The government has no intention of owning the pipeline for the long term. A divestment process will be launched when the project is more advanced, less ris

May 12th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, as a government, we are absolutely, clearly and explicitly committed to eliminating fossil fuel subsidies. We are going to do that by 2023. We have also put forward a limit on emissions from the oil and gas industry, we have committed to gradually reduce emissions un

May 12th, 2022House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal