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Paris Agreement  Madam Speaker, I always enjoy the hon. member's speeches and questions. I would definitely agree today with what he said about the broken promises of the Liberals and the absolute lack of a plan, which seems continual for them. However, I have a concern about the carbon tax. CB

October 4th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I heard the member often mention science and facts. I like that because I want to focus on science and facts. We have seen that global warming is happening. We have seen that we need to do something about it. When we have looked at the problem, we see that Canada is

October 4th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, everyone wants to help the planet. However, Canada accounts for less than 2% of the world's footprint; therefore, reducing our footprint, alone, will not serve to reduce global warming. China, India, the U.S., and the U.K. make up 60% of the footprint. China has no c

October 4th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, the discussion today was premised on what was agreed to in Paris, which is that reducing the temperature of the world will fix the problem. As I said, I do not think that is the only part of the story, and certainly CO2 is only one emission to talk about. I believe

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I would say that Canada is already leading in technology, in bio and clean tech, and in a number of areas, carbon sequestration being one of them. The important thing is not to be warm and fuzzy, only, and forget the facts. The fact of the matter is that scientists

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I am glad the member brought up the topic of the cost of renewable energy. I live in Ontario, and in my riding, we actually have the largest solar farm in the world. We have a number of wind farms. However, we are selling and signing 20-year contracts for 40 cents p

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, obviously we are doing things. We have eliminated coal production. We are focusing on renewable energy. We are doing carbon sequestration. There are a number of areas of technology where we are actually leading, and we need to leverage that to places like China, whic

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for South Surrey—White Rock. Today, I am pleased to speak to Motion. No. 8 regarding the Paris agreement. The Paris targets are the same targets that were put in place by the previous Conservative government, so obviously I

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Women's History Month  Mr. Speaker, since 1992, the Government of Canada has recognized the month of October as Women's History Month. During the month of October, we stand to recognize and honour the contributions of girls and women who have helped, and who still help, to build and shape our nation.

October 3rd, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Western Research Parks  Madam Speaker, scientific research is alive and well, not just across Canada but it is thriving in my riding as well. Yesterday, it was announced that the Western Research Parks, which includes the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, received the 2016 Outstanding Research Par

September 30th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to put aside partisanship, but it seems to me that with this committee that is recommended, the Prime Minister has already picked the chair. The Prime Minister will be selecting the senators, and the Prime Minister has the right to edit the committee r

September 30th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his excellent speech. One of the concerns I have is the loopholes in this bill preventing the committee from having the oversight powers it needs. For example, I am thinking about paragraph 8(b), wherein if a minister's depar

September 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. The member mentioned several times that we needed to have an independent committee. I am curious. I hear that David McGuinty has already been appointed as the chair and he is a clear Liberal supporter—

September 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians  Madam Speaker, the member for Ottawa South has already been appointed as chair and is a Liberal supporter. How can Canadians have any confidence that there is going to be independence on this committee?

September 27th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Infrastructure  Madam Speaker, my colleague talked about all kinds of generalities from the budget, but he did not speak specifically about Motion No. 45, which is what I am going to speak on. Canada is a country that needs jobs. We've lost hundreds of thousands of jobs on the Liberal governmen

September 26th, 2016House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative