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Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, our government has been steadfast in its commitment to do the hard work necessary to move forward in the right way on TMX by following the guidance from the Federal Court of Appeal. Today the National Energy Board will release its reconsideration report, and that m

February 22nd, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, we are following the clear path provided by the Federal Court of Appeal in order to move in the right way, through meaningful consultations. The report was clear that we need to do a better job in consulting indigenous peoples, something that the Conservatives igno

February 22nd, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Natural Resources  Madam Speaker, after 10 years of inaction under Stephen Harper, 99% of our oil exports were still sold to the United States. The Conservatives' approach failed, and they are doubling down on that approach with their disregard for the courts, with no plan to protect the environmen

February 22nd, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Carbon Pricing  Madam Speaker, the clean growth and innovation spurred by pricing carbon pollution will help position Canada for success in the economy of the 21st century. Pricing carbon pollution will reduce our impact on the environment at the lowest costs for consumers and businesses, for th

February 21st, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Carbon Pricing  Madam Speaker, like many Canadians, Mr. Baxter runs a successful small business and he wants to know how pricing carbon pollution will affect his business. The federal carbon pollution pricing system will increase the cost of his fuel by about 5¢ per litre when it comes into ef

February 21st, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

The Environment  Madam Speaker, we have to take steps to ensure that companies are and will remain responsible for their pipelines. We are continuing to strengthen the legislation to make sure our regulatory regime is modern and effective. We have a strong, independent regulatory body to ensure

February 21st, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

The Environment  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from South Okanagan—West Kootenay for his question, since it gives me a chance to reiterate our government's position. Given that we debated this issue yesterday evening, the House will not be surprised to hear that our position has no

February 21st, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Rural Digital Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, the federal carbon pollution pricing system is not about raising revenues. lt is about recognizing that pollution has a cost, empowering Canadians and encouraging cleaner growth and a more sustainable future. That is why for provinces that have not committed to prici

February 20th, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Rural Digital Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, allow me to highlight other major initiatives undertaken by this government to combat climate change. ln June 2017, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change launched the low-carbon economy fund that includes $1.4 billion to help provinces and territories delive

February 20th, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Rural Digital Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, our government has made it clear that the environment and the economy must go hand in hand, period. Historically, Canadian insolvency laws have taken that into account by balancing environmental obligations and the ability of Canadian companies to restructure and mai

February 20th, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Rural Digital Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Edmonton Strathcona for her question and her position on this very important issue. As a government, we have clearly indicated that we will hold companies responsible for their pollution. That is why I am so pleased to have th

February 20th, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague for her great efforts in French. I thank the hon. member for Northumberland—Peterborough South for promoting such an important file. Our government understands the importance of the forestry sector and is providing $867 million thr

February 8th, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Natural Resources  Mr. Speaker, pipeline regulation is the responsibility of the National Energy Board. Anyone with questions or concerns about pipeline safety should contact the NEB.

February 8th, 2019House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my hon. colleague for all his hard work on this very important file. As he mentioned, the mining sector of Canada is supportive of Bill C-69. It wants want to see it move forward. It knows that having a process of one project, one review is key for bu

December 4th, 2018House debate

Paul Lefebvre

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, when it comes to NAFTA 2.0, or USMCA, what we are hearing from the other side is quite astonishing. The fact is that Brian Mulroney, a former Conservative prime minister of Canada, said that we had to get it signed. Why? Because the future of sectors of our economy d

December 4th, 2018House debate

Paul Lefebvre