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Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. As you know, all of us do our best to be truth-tellers in this House. Today in this House was a great disappointment for many of us, certainly on this side of the House, who believe in the truth. It was the Minister of Environment who toda

June 14th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I believe there have been discussions, and if you seek it, you will find consent for the following motion. I move that, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practices of the House, Bill C-79, An Act to implement the Comprehensive a

June 14th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Carbon Pricing  Again, Mr. Speaker, there is no answer. The news gets worse. The Liberal government has admitted that it will not meet its climate change targets. We all know the Prime Minister is secretly planning to increase the carbon tax from $50 to $100, to $200, even to $300 per tonne in

June 14th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, enough of the carbon tax cover-up. Canadians are fed up with the Prime Minister's refusal to tell them how much this harmful carbon tax will cost them. In B.C., drivers are now paying a whopping $1.60 a litre to tank up their cars. The Liberal carbon tax is going to

June 14th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Latin American Heritage Month Act  Mr. Speaker, I have enjoyed listening to the various interventions on this private member's bill, one which recognizes Canada's relationship with Latin America and the ties we have to many of the countries in that region of the world, establishing the recognition, at law, that th

June 13th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Impact Assessment Act  No, that's not what I said.

June 12th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Madam Speaker, I want to follow up on the question posed by my colleague, and it has to do with UNDRIP, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Implicit in that is free, prior, and informed consent. That is an element that we in the Conservative Party

June 12th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Impact Assessment Act  I did. Why did you in committee? That's the question.

June 12th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, I have a question for my colleague relating to the social licence that the Prime Minister promised Alberta if it implemented a carbon tax. I would ask the member to comment on whether that social licence was granted when Alberta implemented that harmful carbon tax.

June 12th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, the member for Barrie—Innisfil is a very valuable member in the House and brings a very interesting perspective to the issues that we debate here. He suggested that the Liberal government has consolidated power in the Office of the Prime Minister and that is certain

June 12th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, all I can say is poppycock. He talks about consultation with the public, but he left out the members of the House, who Canadians have elected to review this kind of legislation. A government can have all the consultation it wants across Canada, but if it does not pro

June 12th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, as I articulated in my speech, the minister certainly would have the power under this legislation, in Bill C-69, to do pretty well anything she pleases because she would have broad discretionary powers to suspend, extend, and then veto projects, which is the exact op

June 12th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, here we are again speaking to Bill C-69. The minister pretends the bill is going to wonderfully restore trust in Canada's impact assessment program. That is a myth. In fact, she spent a lot of time talking about the process we needed to establish that would restore t

June 12th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Courtenay—Alberni for his work on the salmon file and his concern for the environment. One of the challenges the Liberal government faces is that it tries to be all things to all people. When the Prime Minister is in British Columbia, he is p

June 12th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for reminding the House of my role as trade minister for Canada for four and a half years. I want to remind him of the record of the Conservative government: 98.5% of the value of all trade agreements negotiated by Canada were negotiated by a Con

June 12th, 2018House debate

Ed FastConservative