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Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague has risen in the House on a number of occasions to speak on behalf of farmers. In front of me, I have a press release from the Canola Council of Canada congratulating our government on the clean fuel regulations. It states, “We’re pleased to see the

June 6th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, my colleague spoke about the agricultural industry and the measures that we are putting in place to help that industry, like all industries, reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. I am looking at a news release from the Canadian Canola Growers Association commending

June 6th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, with your permission, I would like to read a weather alert on Environment Canada's website. A “special air quality statement” says that “smoke plumes from forest fires in Quebec and northeastern Ontario have resulted in deteriorated air quality.” Moreover, “High leve

June 6th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Climate Change  Mr. Speaker, we are, in fact, battling climate change, and we have the strongest economic growth of all the G7 countries. We have put in place measures that will create thousands of jobs in Canada, boosting Canada's economy for the coming years and for the coming decades. We are

June 6th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, timelines for project decisions are predictable based on the requirements in the Impact Assessment Act. The act indicates that the impact statement phase conducted by proponents is up to three years. Government planning and decision-making is approximately one and a

June 8th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am glad to have the opportunity to speak on this important issue today. I thank my hon. colleagues from the Bloc Québécois and commend them for their activism on this issue. I do not doubt their commitment to the issue of climate change for a single second. Unfortu

June 8th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I think the member almost recognized the reality of climate change. For that, I am extremely grateful. As I said, we have presented Canada's first-ever national adaptation strategy. No other government did that before we did. That strategy has been applauded by many

June 8th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. First, I would like to remind him that, in 2021, Canada's economic growth was the strongest in the G7, at 5%. Economic growth in Canada leads to increased greenhouse gas emissions. Second, despite the global pandemic, we had t

June 8th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his advocacy on this issue. He talked about the forest fire situation in Canada. It is likely going to be the worst year for forest fires. The federal government is supporting all the provinces and territories, as well as indigenous com

June 8th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for all his work on these issues. As I said in my speech, in the economy of the 21st century, there is an international race to attract companies and investors in the green economy. Ten years ago, there was 10 times more investment in fossi

June 8th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for mentioning climate change, which, unfortunately, on that side of the House, does not happen very often. To answer his first question, we planted 30 million trees in 2020 and 60 million trees in 2021, which is up from eight million trees

June 8th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the member quoted a number of people who have fought the forest fires in his communities in Nova Scotia and spoke at length about how the forest fires are unprecedented. They have never seen such intense forest fires. One of my colleagues and I spoke about the linka

June 8th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am a fan of podcasts and one of them is a Canadian podcast called The Hurly Burly Shakespeare Show!. A few months ago, the guest on the show was a so-called well-known NDP adviser to both the federal and provincial NDP. The first question the host asked was, “Wha

June 8th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Climate Change  Mr. Speaker, I thank the leader of the Bloc Québécois for his question. We agree with him. We must do more to fight climate change. There is a clear link between the forest fire season we are currently experiencing in Canada and the use of fossil fuels. We must reduce our greenh

June 8th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Climate Change  Mr. Speaker, once again, I thank the leader of the Bloc Québécois for his question. I think we can walk and chew gum at the same time. We are not going to wait until fossil fuel subsidies are completely eliminated. We are already doing this, so we can make massive investments in

June 8th, 2023House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal