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May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  Mr. Chairman and honourable committee members, thank you for inviting the Green Budget Coalition to speak to you today about Bill C-97. Lisa Gue, aside from being the co-chair of the Green Budget Coalition, is the senior researcher and analyst, science and policy, for the David

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  I appreciate the question. The coalition includes 21 different environmental organizations and a number of our members have been reaching out to some of the agricultural industry associations.

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  There are no agriculture.... We are a coalition of environmental organizations, but we are in touch with them and consult with them.

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  Yes, I'm aware of it.

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  Again, our member organizations are engaged in that process. We were certainly pleased to see it and our recommendations are designed to build upon those announcements.

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  Mr. Chairman and honourable committee members, thank you for inviting the Green Budget Coalition to speak to you today. Active since 1999, the Green Budget Coalition is unique in bringing together the expertise of 21 of Canada's leading environmental and conservation organizatio

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  I think that's a really important issue to raise. I think we've been increasingly realizing over the years that an effective, successful protected area is not just a piece of land cut out on a map but one where we take time, engage especially indigenous knowledge and the knowledg

May 7th, 2018Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  I'll admit to not being an expert on the protected area strategy. My sense is that there are very well-meaning individuals and organizations involved, and they're trying to strike the right balance among a number of different stakeholders, as you mentioned, whose interests all ma

May 7th, 2018Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  I think it's a valid question, and I don't think it's about penalizing anyone. Clearly, most of us, hopefully all of us, around this table understand that climate change is a major challenge and a huge risk to society. The solution involves changes. The best solution involves cha

May 7th, 2018Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  Broadly, our definition would be that it relates to economic activities that leave one jurisdiction and go to another because of differing carbon prices, in this context.

May 7th, 2018Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  Thank you very much. Mr. Chairman, honourable committee members, I would like to thank you all for inviting the Green Budget Coalition to speak to you today. The Green Budget Coalition has been active since 1999. It is really unique in bringing together the expertise of 20 of C

May 7th, 2018Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  I have a little of it. They're recommending, I think, roughly $800 million. There are three funds together that total in the range of $1.4 billion to $2.3 billion over three years. I know this has been a challenge with the Green Budget Coalition. It's been talked about for years,

October 26th, 2016Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  Where to start? We focus relatively explicitly on policies that can go into the budget, so fiscal and funding measures. You're absolutely right. I was having a conversation yesterday with someone.... How to stimulate the innovation that drives and helps to transform the economy i

October 26th, 2016Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson

Finance committee  Thank you, Mr. Chairman and honourable committee members. Thank you for inviting the Green Budget Coalition to speak to you today. The Green Budget Coalition, or GBC, is unique in bringing together the expertise of 17 of Canada's leading environmental organizations, collectivel

October 26th, 2016Committee meeting

Andrew Van Iterson