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The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the Conservatives' new-found interest in nature and conservation after 10 years when they slashed budgets. The fact is that in our last federal budget, we had the largest single investment in nature and conservation in the history of our country. The thr

December 13th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to be part of a government that takes the threat posed by climate change seriously. I am even prouder to see that we are actually taking action to put our commitment during the last election campaign into reality. We are putting a price on pollution, whic

December 13th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I would like to assure the member that our government is working with Canadians as we transition to a clean energy future. We have a very serious plan to do our work at home while we are taking a leadership role on the international stage. That plan includes phasing

December 13th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, on our side of the House, we do not believe that pollution should be free. We are moving forward with a plan that is going to put a price on pollution and leave families better off at the end of the day. I understand that the Conservatives do not want to take meani

December 11th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, in the last federal election campaign, we made a commitment to grow the economy and protect the environment at the same time, and that is what we are doing. In particular, we are moving forward with a piece of legislation that is going to overhaul the environmental a

December 10th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, we are moving forward with a plan that is going to implement better rules for considering major project development in Canada. This includes an approach that is going to help restore the public confidence that was lost after 10 years under Stephen Harper, where they

December 10th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, we are moving forward with a plan that is going to grow the economy and protect the environment at the same time. When it comes to getting our natural resources to market, the Conservatives talk a good game, but after 10 years, no more of our resources were getting t

December 10th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

The Environment  Madam Speaker, as always, it is a pleasure to discuss these issues with the hon. member for Saanich—Gulf Islands. To start, it is important we flag the priority that is nature and conservation. I note that in budget 2018 we have set aside $1.35 billion, a historic investment for

December 7th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

The Environment  Madam Speaker, I am pleased that this past week, I had the opportunity to join him and others from different parties at the all-party climate change caucus meeting. As well, I note in particular that we are sending a delegation to Poland with representatives from different partie

December 7th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

Carbon Pricing  Madam Speaker, the report to which the hon. member refers actually points out that 94,000 new jobs were added to the Canadian economy just last month. That brings the total of full-time jobs up to almost 700,000 since we took office. At the same time, we are growing the economy,

December 7th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

Carbon Pricing  Madam Speaker, I have watched the hon. member for months try to trick Canadians into thinking there is going to be an increased cost as a result of our plan. We are implementing a plan that will actually result in a net benefit to middle-class families. When we are moving forward

December 7th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to take this question on today of all days. I note, in particular, that Statistics Canada reported this morning that the Canadian economy has added 94,000 new jobs in just the past month. One of the reasons we are seeing this is because we are implemen

December 7th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, our government is moving forward with a plan that is going to help protect the environment and grow the economy at the same time. That includes an overhaul of our environmental assessment process to restore the confidence that was lost under 10 years of Stephen Har

December 7th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Saanich—Gulf Islands for her passion for defending the environment and for the many educational conversations that we have when the cameras are not on in this chamber. Moving towards a sustainable planet includes a plan to fight climate c

December 6th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser

Federal Sustainable Development Act  Mr. Speaker, I know the member for St. Catharines cares deeply about the waterfront in his riding, having spent numerous hours in the evening bringing him up to speed on the differences between a jetty wharf, a pier and a quay. However, with respect to the question he raised in

December 6th, 2018House debate

Sean Fraser