IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ on tackling climate change

    Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, climate change continues to be a threat to our future and costs our economy billions of dollars, but the Conservatives continue to evade any action on the climate crisis.

     The Prime Minister promised to introduce regulations on oil and gas emissions. For years, that was his stock answer: just wait for the regulations. Then one day, the Prime Minister decided his own plan was “crazyâ€�. Despite promising a cap and trade system in the 2008 campaign, Conservatives now say they are opposed to dealing with the climate crisis.

     What about the Liberals? Just a few days ago, the leader of the Liberal Party announced that he does not believe in any federal role in dealing with climate change. It is a shame how this is the voice of a corporate party that challenges the Keystone pipeline and says that carbon pricing is for others.

    Only the NDP can be counted on to take action on climate change. Later this year, with a new NDP government, we will take action because Canadians deserve better from their government.