Business of Supply Of course, Madam Speaker, we will be looking at the words very carefully and giving them due consideration. I appreciate the member's work on behalf of the sector, and she can be assured that we will have a very careful look at the proposal in front of us.
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, it is not only that these programs have been made available, but also that we have been very aggressive in making sure that the industry knows these programs are available. There was a massive outreach by EDC and BDC, with more than 2,500 letters and emails sent to
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, we have been meeting with representatives of the sector, really from the day we were sworn into office. We have spoken to the workers and have been able to maintain a coalition of virtually all of the provincial ministers of forestry during this difficult time, whi
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I know the Minister of Foreign Affairs has been carrying on a continuous conversation with Secretary Ross to come to an agreement between the two countries. We make the argument—
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, Minister Freeland and Secretary Ross are having frequent conversations. The argument we make is that an agreement has to be in the interests of both countries, and we believe that is possible. Members will also know that in the case of the United States, the U.S. L
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I thank the member for his continuing constructive contributions to the natural resource debate in the House. I would like to let him know that the softwood lumber action plan, together with budget 2017, for the forestry sector is the largest federal investment in
Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Richmond—Arthabaska for this motion. I know that, like our government, he fully appreciates how important forestry is to Canada. The forest industry employs more than 200,000 Canadians and contributes more than $23 billion a year to ou
Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, we continue to make decisions that recognize the importance of the energy sector in Canada, particularly in western Canada. We were very pleased to make the determination that the Trans Mountain expansion was in the national interest, because of the 15,440 jobs that
Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, I am very glad to know that the member from Saskatoon is interested in job creation. He will also know that thousands of jobs have been created in Saskatchewan by decisions taken by the government. He will also know that Evraz, which is the producer of hundreds of ki
Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, my fellow Manitoban knows that jobs are being created in our own province. The approval of the Enbridge Line 3 expansion will create many jobs, I am sure, also in his own riding of Brandon. He knows the economic activity that will come from these pipeline approvals—
Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, we are very happy to have approved pipelines, creating important jobs in the energy sector in western Canada. We believe that natural resources continue to be a major driver of the Canadian economy. Job creation and investment in our communities is a combined goal,
Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, we are not proud of a project abandoned; we are happy we are creating jobs in the energy sector. We understand that the energy sector is a driving force in the Canadian economy and that the natural resource sectors of forestry, mining, oil and gas have been fundament
Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, the Enbridge Line 3 project goes right by Mooseman.
Natural Resources More jobs will be created. Mr. Speaker. Not only that, Evraz will be producing hundreds of kilometres of steel to support these projects. Why do the members opposite not join us on this side of the House in our support for a dynamic energy industry for Canada?
Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada did not change the rules. The principles we announced in January of 2016 would have been exactly the same rules that would have applied to energy east. The principles we used to make decisions in the case of the Trans Mountain expansion and t