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Hsu questions government’s actions in addressing climate change

Posted In:  Climate Change
June 18, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 234 (18 June 2015) at 15287.



  • Mr. Speaker, 10 years in power and the Conservatives have never been honest about climate change, instead dismantling environmental protection and cutting research.

    In 2008, the Conservatives promised cap and trade. Now several provinces are on board, but the Conservatives are campaigning against it. In 2006, they pledged to regulate the oil and gas sector. In 2011, they said regulation was near. Ten years of Conservative rule, five environment ministers later, and we are still waiting.

    The Conservatives blocked world climate negotiations. Canada earned five straight fossil of the year awards, withdrew from Kyoto, and was the only country to lower its emissions target prior to Copenhagen.

    Canada placed dead last in the climate change performance index of industrialized nations and was censured by the UN for withdrawing “entirely from constructive international engagement”.

    The Conservative government is a disgrace, and I will work to see that it is thrown out this fall.

    Mr. Ted Hsu

    Kingston and the Islands, Lib.

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