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Environment committee  Well, the issue with using corn and soybeans for that purpose is the possible impact on food and food prices. There were good environmental and operational reasons for having ethanol as a component of fuel, just from the point of view of how well the machinery worked. When we sta

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  It is kind of astounding, but I can confirm that when that particular sector was examined provincially, it was found that a huge amount of education was needed in terms of them knowing what their requirements were for removing liquids and hazardous materials like the mercury swit

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  Yes. We support extended producer responsibility. We have the paper in front of us. It is the right direction, and of course the thing that then happens is that when each jurisdiction starts to move ahead to put it in place and design it, it becomes “how well is it working, are t

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  We always hope the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment will take strong leadership in all their initiatives and lead to the best possible practices. At the same time if one of the jurisdictions is ahead and is willing to go further from the point of view of environme

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  When we have a case like this, we typically retain expert witnesses who are toxicologists to look at the particular facility, its proposed emissions, how those will relate to the community around it, and how they'll meet the relevant provincial standards or other applicable stand

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  Again, when it comes to site specific, we're more familiar with the Ontario situations. Toronto has a big green bin program—they take materials to big composting facilities—so they're trying to keep all of that kind of biological degradable waste out of their landfill. Guelph w

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  In terms of CEAA, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, your question is about how polluter pay can be incorporated. When we do environmental assessments in federal projects or projects that fall under CEAA, they're not always looking at the economic impacts of those project

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  When we're talking about whether things are ending up in landfills, the federal role definitely has to be in conjunction with the provinces because landfills are pretty much entirely within provincial jurisdiction. That being said, through the powers of CEPA to control toxics,

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  I don't know if I'd be able to answer specific questions. We definitely did note in the end-of-vehicle report that the CCME had taken a number of steps, including that one and including a specific national code. We can see what your questions are and we'll see if we have the leve

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  We used to say “cradle to grave”, but we all decided that cradle to cradle was a better idea, because we don't want to just landfill the material. We actually want to put it back into the next vehicle down the road.

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  Yes, that's right.

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  For Ontario, we can. We don't follow all of the provinces in the same detail, but earlier this year Ms. de Leon put in a submission to Ontario's proposal specifically on end-of-life vehicles. You can speak to that, Fe.

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan

Environment committee  We had quite a few recommendations in the report. We will provide it. We did specifically talk about recommending a law similar to the European Union end-of-life vehicle directive. In addition, as Fe mentioned, it's a big part of the approach the federal government can take unde

June 10th, 2014Committee meeting

Theresa McClenaghan