A video of the question can be found here: https://youtu.be/5thORg7Cp-k
Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminsterâ€”Burnaby, NDP): Mr. Speaker, that is not what they said during the campaign. We know the environmental assessment process that was gutted by the Conservatives is in desperate need of a revamp, but in the meantime, we see these pipeline projects like Kinder Morgan moving forward under a weakened system. During the election, the new Liberal member for Burnaby Northâ€”Seymour told the Burnabynow and I quote: â€œKinder Morgan will have to go through a new revised process before it's approvedâ€�.
My question is very simple: Why did they tell British Columbians something different from what they are telling them today?
Hon. Jim Carr (Minister of Natural Resources, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, we are going to modernize the National Energy Board and what that means is that it will be reflective of regional difference representing the entire country. It will embody into its work respect for indigenous communities and indigenous culture. We have to restore public confidence in the regulatory process so we can move our resources to market responsibly and sustainably.