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The Environment  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member will know that the Pipeline Safety Act offers terrific protection against these spills. He will also know that we have co-developed with indigenous communities both along the Enbridge Line 3 and the TMX monitoring committees so indigenous peoples them

June 19th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, the Trans Mountain expansion project was subject to the most exhaustive review in the history of pipelines in Canada. A key pillar of that review was our engagement and consultation with local communities. Our government is committed to the ongoing work of reconcil

June 19th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I would remind the hon. members of the House that we have invested $2 billion in the low-carbon economy fund, $200 million to support clean technology in the natural resource sectors, $220 million to get rural and remote communities off diesel, $20 billion for public

June 12th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, there are many questions in that question, but I will answer the first one first. Getting resources to market is a fundamental responsibility of any government, but that must be done with the highest regard to safety and the protection of the environment. The Pipelin

June 11th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, this government does not speak on behalf of first nations. Why does the hon. member think he can? The billion dollars is not government money. It is the polluter pays principle in the Pipeline Safety Act. The hon. member knows that there are communities that have di

June 11th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, the Trans Mountain expansion project has significant commercial value. This transaction represents a sound investment opportunity for Canada. With that said, the transaction to purchase these assets will close later this summer and we will make more information avail

June 7th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I know the hon. member and the Conservative Party believe that this is a commercially viable project, because they have been promoting this project from the first day we took our seats in the House of Commons, promoting it every day aggressively, unwaveringly. Howeve

June 7th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, when is the hon. member going to stop badmouthing the economy of Alberta? Let me give an example. Employment is up 3.5%. Earnings are up 6.9%. Wholesale trade is up 16.3%. Manufacturing is up 25.5%. Exports are up 46.5%. We believe in the people of Alberta.

June 7th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, phasing out inefficient fuel subsidies is a G20 commitment, and Canada is part of that commitment. We have already taken significant steps in budget 2016 and budget 2017, and we will continue to do that, as it is our international commitment and what we believe is go

June 7th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, none of the above, and none of the above because Canadians who care about the future of the oil and gas industry as part of a strategy for the Canadian economy know that to be competitive, we want to expand our export markets. Rather than sending 99% of oil and gas e

June 7th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, the failure was the inability of the Harper government to build one kilometre of pipe to new markets. That is the failure. The Conservatives had 10 years to do it and they could not. The reason they could not was because they refused to understand that investments in

June 7th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I thought the members opposite were in favour of the pipeline. For months and months, the problem was that we were not doing enough. It is only rhetoric, only words, and now that we decide to de-risk the project, making sure that these jobs will stay in Canada, all o

June 5th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I am sure that the hon. member will also know that for the first time in Canadian history, there will be co-development with indigenous communities along the Trans Mountain line. This co-development will mean that the prosperity that will come to all of Canada, beca

June 5th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member knows that these projects are, by their very nature, divisive. They are even divisive within political parties. Are you sowing dissent between the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia?

June 5th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I was not intending to do that. However, the hon. member knows that there will be different views within communities. May I ask the hon. member if he has consulted with the 43 communities up and down the line, including 33 communities in British Columbia who stand

June 5th, 2018House debate

Jim CarrLiberal