IN THE HOUSE ~ under a flawed process NEB recommends conditional approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline project

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Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NDP): Madam Speaker, the NEB's report on Kinder Morgan is the direct result of a broken environmental review system. The public was shut out, cross-examinations were bad, and first nations were not consulted. Even the NEB admits that there will be significant impact from oil tankers on killer whales and indigenous rights. No kidding. Yet the Liberals are relying on the Conservatives' system with a thin coat of new paint for this process.

How is a four month road trip supposed to make up for Conservative dismantling of environmental reviews? Why are the Liberals validating the Conservative approach?

Hon. Catherine McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Lib.): Madam Speaker, we need to rebuild trust in our environmental assessment process and that is what we have been doing. We have introduced interim principles where we are consulting and engaging with indigenous peoples, where we are making decisions based on facts and science, where we are considering the impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Minister of Natural Resources announced a separate process to review this project and we will be going forward in this manner.

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