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Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to growing our economy while also protecting the environment. We remain focused on ensuring that good projects can move forward. Albertans certainly are facing real economic challenges. We work together to ensure that there are better eco

March 12th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to growing our economy while protecting our environment, and we will continue to ensure that good projects move forward in a timely manner. Investors and consumers are shifting to a cleaner economy, and many industries are innovating to ac

March 12th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I would suggest there is some revisionist history going on in the House. The CEO of Teck made the decision to withdraw the application before it ever came before cabinet for consideration. We are very clear that the oil and gas sector in this country is going throug

March 12th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, hydraulic fracturing in Canada is strictly regulated and must be done using approved equipment and very specific procedures. As I am sure the hon. member knows, the development and regulation of Canada's shale and tight resources and oil and gas reserves falls primar

March 10th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, Canadians expect their government to make thoughtful decisions that are based on science, evidence and traditional knowledge and that will uphold the government's commitment to protecting the environment while growing the economy. The report that has been brought f

March 10th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, certainly the water levels in the Great Lakes are a cause for significant concern. The management of water is done through the IJC, which is a joint panel between Canada and the United States. The IJC is looking actively at measures it may take to address some of tho

March 10th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, our government remains fully committed to working with the resource sector in Canada to ensure that we move forward with the best projects and that they are carried out to create jobs and economic opportunity for all Canadians. We know that in Canada and around the

March 10th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to working with the resource sector to ensure that the best projects are carried out to create jobs and long-term sustainable growth. We understand that GNL Qu├ębec intends to continue the assessment process as the company seeks new investm

March 10th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Forestry Industry  Mr. Speaker, we were incredibly proud of the work that was done between 2015 and 2019 to meet our protected area targets of 10% marine and 17% terrestrial protection. That is critically important in terms of protecting biodiversity in the country, and we worked with all sectors,

February 27th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, we have a serious and affordable plan for fighting climate change. We have spent more than $63 billion on green infrastructure and a clean economy, which is more than any other government in the history of our country. Furthermore, every dollar generated by TMX will

February 27th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, as I said, we will put in place the best plan to fight climate change that this country has ever seen. We have a plan to go beyond the 2030 targets. We want to develop a plan to achieve net zero by 2050. Our government has made more progress on climate change than a

February 27th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I think it would be helpful to quote the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which recently said: We need real, decisive action on climate change, with tangible outcomes and conviction. The success of our businesses, the well-being of our families, and our strength as a c

February 27th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, we have taken numerous measures to combat climate change. We developed a plan that includes 50 initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We promised to implement a plan to surpass the 2030 targets and reach net-zero emissions by 2050. We have made a lot of prog

February 27th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, the decision made by Teck Resources in the letter that the Teck CEO sent to me clearly demonstrates the need for all levels of government, and indeed all members in the House, to be working together to deliver climate action and clean growth. We need to take action o

February 27th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal

Cancellation of Teck Frontier Mine Project  Madam Speaker, we know what the downsides are of not addressing climate change. The fundamental upside is that countries that actually take the lead in addressing climate change and developing solutions to address the climate challenge creates enormous economic opportunities goin

February 25th, 2020House debate

Jonathan WilkinsonLiberal