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Emergency Debate  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her question and for her hard work on tackling climate change and protecting the environment. We followed the process that had been in place since 2012. It was important for us to prove to companies like Teck that wanted to move forwa

February 25th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Emergency Debate  Madam Speaker, we realize that there were issues with the previous Canadian Environmental Assessment Act that was put in place in 2012. What we have done is put in place the Impact Assessment Act, which will take into consideration all of the issues that have been addressed in th

February 25th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Emergency Debate  Madam Speaker, I share my hon. member's concerns. This is personal for me as well. I have extended family members who rely on the resource sector in Alberta for their employment. The results of the Teck process and the pulling out of this Teck project show us that we need to do

February 25th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Emergency Debate  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Kings—Hants tonight. I want to start by saying that I am glad to have this debate. Canadians want to know they can count on our government to make sound decisions to ensure that economically beneficial and environmen

February 25th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Cancellation of Teck Frontier Mine Project  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for the passion she showed. This is obviously a very important issue for her, her constituents, all Albertans and all Canadians. I am hoping that tonight in this emergency debate we can have constructive dialogue and talk about h

February 25th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her environmental advocacy. We are taking climate change very seriously. That is why we put in place the most robust plan in Canadian history, over 50 measures, that will help us meet our Paris targets. Coupled with our investments, we

February 20th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, we know that we need to not only meet our Paris targets but exceed them. We owe it to our kids and grandkids. That is why I welcome any discussions and any work with not only my hon. colleague but all members of the House. Let us look at how we can use technology a

February 20th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, this past summer our government invested over $11 million to support the world's largest fleet of interoperable battery-electric buses and overhead bus charging stations for Brampton's public transit system. We know that cleaner vehicles are good for our communitie

February 20th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

The Environment  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Whitby for his dedication to a clean environment and to taking climate action. Both on the doorsteps and at the polls, it was clear that a majority of Canadians voted for immediate and ambitious climate action. That is exactly w

February 7th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Madam Speaker, in 2015, we put forward a promise to put a price on carbon pollution in this country. We know it is one of the most effective ways of reducing our GHG emissions. We put forward a promise to say that more money would be put in the pockets of families than they would

February 7th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her question. In both 2015 and 2019, we put forward a plan to address climate change and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. We came up with 50 different measures to achieve that, measures that will help us meet and even exceed our

February 7th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for the question. In 2015 and in 2019, Canadians chose to put a Liberal government in office on the promise of building a better economy and protecting our environment. That is what we have been doing since 2015. We have a process to fol

February 7th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, I want to once again thank my hon. colleague for his question. We are working hard to support Alberta's energy sector. We approved the Trans Mountain project and are implementing Line 3. We are in a position where we have to make a decision on the Teck project,

February 7th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, we were elected in 2015 and again in 2019 to grow the economy and protect the environment. We have processes in place for projects such as Teck, and we are moving through that process. The process is now at the phase where cabinet will need to make a decision by

February 7th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, we are following the process that was actually in place under the previous government. We have been working through that process. In 2016 we put in place the joint review panel, and in 2018 consultations ended on the project. Now we are in a position where cabinet

February 7th, 2020House debate

Peter SchiefkeLiberal