IN THE HOUSE ~ Question ~ Calling on Action on Climate Change

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, climate change is killing jobs in Canada. It is costing the Canadian economy billions of dollars already. That is the reality.

    The UN Secretary-General is begging Canada to act on climate change, which means the Conservatives should put their extreme ideology aside. However, instead of acting, the Conservatives prefer shameful bills, like that of the MP for Vancouver South, that risk criminalize people who speak out on the environment.

    Leadership is needed. The Conservatives promised oil and gas regulations for almost a decade. When will they finally act? When will this decade of darkness for the environment finally be over?

    Mr. Colin Carrie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, CPC): Mr. Speaker, when it comes to oil and gas regulations, the member knows that this is a continental issue that needs a North American solution.

    Our government will continue to work with the Obama administration on reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the oil and gas sector. We feel that it is best to align with the Obama administration, as we have already done in the transportation sector.

    We will continue to protect the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a way that maintains job creation and economic growth, and we will do it without that job-killing carbon tax.

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