L'hon. Joe Oliver (ministre des Ressources naturelles, PCC): Monsieur le PrÃ©sident, comme je l'ai dit maintes fois, j'accepte la science. Par contre, le leader adjoint du NPD n'est pas d'accord avec une Ã©tude indÃ©pendante, objective et scientifique menÃ©e en 2000 par le dÃ©partement d'Ã‰tat amÃ©ricain sur Keystone XL. Nous allions nos cibles de gaz Ã effet de serre Ã celles des Ã‰tats-Unis, qui visent une rÃ©duction de 17 % d'ici Ã 2020. Nous sommes Ã mi-chemin quant Ã l'atteinte de nos engagements.
Mr. Peter Julian (Burnabyâ€”New Westminster, NDP): So the minister accepts science, Mr. Speaker, but does not believe it. The minister made an outrageous claim and has failed to name a single scientist to back it up. These anti-climate change beliefs are relics of a bygone age. Worse still, the government is sending clear signals to industry that it will do nothing to fight climate change, that it will do nothing to make polluters pay and the Conservatives are happy to leave the clean up bill to future generations to pay. That is wrong and irresponsible. Will the minister apologize for his ill-informed and outrageous comments?
Ms. Michelle Rempel (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the people who should apologize here are the NDP. That is a party filled with job creation deniers. It is the first time in Canadian history we have seen the stoppage of growth in greenhouse gas emissions while the economy continues to grow. This is because our sector-by-sector regulatory approach reduces greenhouse gas emissions while saving Canadians money unlike the NDP that proposes an approach that would raise the cost of basic goods on everything for all Canadians.