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The Environment  Mr. Speaker, Parliament received yet another audit decrying failed leadership with respect to delivering on Canada's 2020 biodiversity targets and the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The Commissioner of the Environment's audit is deeply critical of the current gove

April 24th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I too have a petition, from Edmontonians, calling upon the government to remove the attestation, based on the views of various faith-based applicants.

April 23rd, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

Youth for Gender Equality  Mr. Speaker, last week, in my riding of Edmonton Strathcona, I had the pleasure of hosting a group of extraordinary young Canadians participating in a nationwide dialogue for action on the United Nations 2030 sustainable development goals. The three-year initiative Youth for Gend

April 18th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

Trans Mountain Expansion Project  Mr. Speaker, my understanding is that in the last Parliament, the Harper government actually commissioned a report by an expert on the gateway pipeline. The expert report said there were serious problems moving forward with it until the outstanding first nations rights and title

April 16th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister is now promising to remove the uncertainty around the Kinder Morgan pipeline, yet 28 months into their mandate, the Liberals have yet to deliver their promised strengthened environmental and project review laws. Industry, legal experts, and indigen

April 16th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased again to table a petition, on behalf of Edmontonians, demanding that the government take action so that every vote counts. They are concerned that in a democracy, every vote and voter should count. Frequently our broken electoral system allows a party to

March 29th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives refused to deliver on our Kyoto commitment. The Liberals have abandoned their Copenhagen commitment for 2020. The environment commissioner reported that the Liberals climate change measures would be insufficient to comply with the deeper commitments

March 28th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

Oceans Act  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member has said that there has been lots of support for the Liberals' legislation. Let me share some of the comments people have made. Linda Nowlan, a long-standing environmental lawyer, now with West Coast Environmental Law, said: These proposed amendme

March 27th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, this morning the environment commissioner released a historic report on the combined audits of the climate action of the federal, provincial, and territorial governments. She reported that more than half of all governments have no reduction targets. Only two are on t

March 27th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am tabling a petition from 100 residents from Rocky Mountain House, Sherwood Park, and Edmonton. They call on the House of Commons assembled to vigorously defend their freedoms by removing the attestation requirement from the Canada summer jobs application, therefo

February 28th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

Impact Assessment Act  Madam Speaker, it is impossible to make a brief comment on that. I have bent over backwards to try to see what people have said about the bill and to try to cover a bit of their comments. I have just touched the tip of the iceberg of concerns that people have with the bill. I a

February 27th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

Impact Assessment Act  Madam Speaker, that was a part I skipped over, thinking that I was going to run out of time. In addition, to the call by the expert panel, again appointed by the government, for a new independent Canadian energy information agency, the Liberals chose not to establish it. It was

February 27th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

Impact Assessment Act  That is the great unknown, Madam Speaker. It is reprehensible that the government spent over two years consulting on the development of a bill the major premise of which is the review of projects and not to have developed in consultation with all stakeholders that project list.

February 27th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

Impact Assessment Act  Madam Speaker, as a proud constituent of the Premier of Alberta, and I am very proud that she is my constituent as well, I fully commend her for standing up for Albertans in the same way I commend the Premier of British Columbia for standing up for his constituents. What we are w

February 27th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP

Impact Assessment Act  Madam Speaker, I do not even know where to start. The government believes in consensus, but it cuts off debate of the members in this place. Is that what the Liberals call consensus? I can only reiterate to that statement the comment that I shared with Professor Martin Olszynski

February 27th, 2018House debate

Linda DuncanNDP