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The Economy  Mr. Speaker, last week in Switzerland, the Prime Minister highlighted Canada's economic strengths and framed the choices Canada faces as we work to secure long-term prosperity for our citizens. Our top priority is jobs and economic growth. Canada will make the transformations ne

January 30th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

House debate  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague opposite for her question, because it once again gives me the opportunity to talk about Canada's record in monitoring ozone. We certainly have a very strong record in this country of participating in world monitoring activities. We understand th

December 12th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

House debate  Mr. Speaker, I assure my colleague opposite that, as I have said before, we are proud of our record of monitoring ozone here in Canada and our government intends to continue to monitor the ozone.

December 12th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, as we have said already today, we are very encouraged by the talks that happened in Durban over the weekend. We have seen an international will to move forward and put together an agreement that sees all major emitters around the table. The Kyoto protocol does not co

December 12th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I am glad my colleague opposite brought up the point about our oil sands monitoring framework, which does provide credible science. When we were in committee earlier this year and she asked the Environment Commissioner about this plan, the Environment Commissioner s

December 12th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, just to bring my colleague opposite up to speed on what has happened while she was gone, she has had colleagues ask the international community to ignore Canada. Just as a refresher, her party has voted against budgetary measures to support climate change adaptation

December 12th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, what is ambitious is seeing the outcome of the Durban conference, which is an international will to have a binding agreement with all major emitters sitting around the table. This is how we are going to see real reductions in GHG emissions. The key award that my col

December 12th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, when we are talking about sabotaging and killing jobs, I am not sure if my colleagues' opposite trip to Washington to lobby against our energy sector was productive in that regard. What is productive is the result that came out of Durban from our talks, which is an

December 12th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, in spite of the Liberal government's inaction on climate change and its record of increased emissions, our government is taking an international leadership stand. We want to have all major emitters sitting around the table and developing an agreement that would see r

December 9th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, we seek to understand the viewpoints of all stakeholders with regard to environmental stewardship, which is why we consult industry and environmental groups and why we have a strong sector-by-sector regulatory approach that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions an

December 9th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, as we have said in this House many times this week, the Government of Canada supports the development of an agreement that would have all major emitters around the table see real change in GHG emissions.

December 9th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, when the member opposite talks about no credible plan, I sure hope she is referring to her party's inability to have a plan when it signed the Kyoto protocol. Furthermore, the member referred to the Kyoto protocol as an important symbol for climate change. We are no

December 8th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I would like to remind my colleague opposite of a few things with regard to environment policy and energy policy. First, emissions increased in this country under his government. A policy that he should be especially familiar with, the national energy policy, lost th

December 8th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  I am getting such a response to these inconvenient truths, Mr. Speaker. We have a real plan and we are implementing it. We have a sector-by-sector regulatory approach that balances economic sustainability with environmental stewardship. That is what this government stands for.

December 8th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, when we are talking about lecturing, my colleague opposite travelled to the United States and lectured the United States, lobbying against our jobs here in Canada. What we are doing with regard to climate change is asking all major emitters to come to the table. S

December 8th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative