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Plamondon (BQ) states that the era of fossil fuel energy is behind us

June 8, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 226 (8 June 2015) at 14701.



  • Mr. Speaker, once again, the Prime Minister showed the whole world that he is more concerned about the oil industry than the fight against climate change.

    At the G7 meeting, Canada once again expressed reluctance to adopt greenhouse gas reduction targets, in order to diminish the scope of the planned agreement.

    Will the government finally understand that the era of polluting fossil fuel energy is behind us and we must now encourage electric transportation, including by restoring an improved ecoAUTO program?

    Mr. Louis Plamondon

    Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, BQ

  • Mr. Speaker, as I already said, the G7 made a strong, unanimous statement on climate change.

    Our budget sets out the measures we are taking to address climate change and protect our environment. Our government has reduced emissions, lowered taxes for middle-class families and balanced the budget.

    The Liberals and the NDP want to increase taxes for middle-class families, put Canada back into the red and implement a job-killing carbon tax.

    Mr. Colin Carrie

    Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment, CPC

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