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November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  We are seeking to strengthen the scientific work we do in landscape science. As you know, we are also implementing efforts to improve wetland restoration under the national conservation plan. There is also further work to explore the scope for wetlands to function as carbon sinks

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am honoured to appear before you today as the Deputy Minister of the Environment. Over the last 30 years, I have been proud to serve Canada as a public servant both in Ottawa and overseas. Throughout my career, I have always believed deeply in the values

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  As you may know, the department publishes a series of indicators that cover all media. Overall, and if you look in the international context, Canada's environmental performance is strong. There are challenges, however, and the data suggests where those challenges lie.

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  That would be a question for the minister, Mr. Sopuck, in terms of whether any program in the department should continue over the long term. But I would be happy to familiarize myself more with the current state of work in that area.

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  Without dealing with a specific case—

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  —I think there are a couple of important points. Environment Canada has a set of tools, which you have described. We have the statutory tools provided to us by the Species at Risk Act, among other legislation. We also have programmatic tools, as well as scientific capability tha

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  Thank you for the question. Indeed, I just told you about my experience and career in climate change. It is true that it was good experience that helped me better understand this challenge to strengthen a global system that will help improve the situation as a result of this pro

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  Climate change is still a major concern for the department and for me, personally. Of course, we are continuing to take part in negotiations to obtain a global agreement in Paris that will promote global progress in fighting climate change.

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  It was fascinating. It was a very large, very complex conference, and there were major debates as part of the negotiations, which are continuing, to reconcile sustainable development and the dynamics of current economic growth. Personally, I thought it was a great experience, but

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  In my last job, I was the senior associate deputy minister of National Defence for about 17 months. Prior to that I was the deputy secretary of operations—

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  Thank you. Prior to my appointment at Environment Canada, I was the senior associate deputy minister of National Defence for a period of about 17 months. Prior to that I was the deputy secretary of operations at the Privy Council Office which, as you may know, is responsible for

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  I did spend four years at the department previously, from 2006 to 2010, so I feel I have a good understanding of the challenges it has, both as an organization and also in terms of supporting the government's environmental agenda. I'm learning certainly, and as I mentioned, I'm

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin

Environment committee  Well, I'm humble by nature, sir, but I think it's important in the international climate negotiations to bear in mind two points. One, it's a public process, a very open process. I think one can appreciate the nature of the process, and it's intended to be very transparent. It al

November 5th, 2014Committee meeting

Michael Martin