Coal: The Last Six Months
Of Federal Activity

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This is a computer-generated report that shows all of the federal activity with respect to the keyword "Coal" over the last six months. This is a demonstration of the power of our government relations automation software.

Hansard

House: 59 Speeches
Senate: 29 Speeches

House Senate

Bills

Active: 0

Regulations

Filed: 1
Proposed: 0

Regulations

The House

Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Lib.)

December 13th
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Oral Questions

“...re trying to invoke Santa Claus to help them out, but let us not forget that the Conservatives like coal.

We take very seriously the responsibility we have to ensure that the men and women of ou...”

Mr. Alain Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska, CPC)

December 11th
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Oral Questions

“...inister will be squeezing even more money from businesses. It seems like they are getting a lump of coal for Christmas.

Would the Prime Minister not give Canadians an actual gift instead by firi...”

Ms. Brigitte Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, NDP)

December 11th
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Oral Questions

“...hich has been in print since 1853, is the oldest French newspaper in America and is a member of the Coalition pour la pérennité de la presse d'information au Québec.

Local media are a pillar of ...”

Mr. Mark Holland (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Lib.)

December 8th
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Government Orders

“...ively promoting LGBTQ2 rights on the international state, including as co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition.

Since 2014, we have provided $2.9 million in funding for projects that support viol...”

Mr. Colin Carrie (Oshawa, CPC)

December 8th
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Statements by Members

“... Liberal government left Canadians in the cold,pension bills and ethical ills,they all deserve some coal.Balanced budgets are a fairy tale, they say.Canadians know, as deficits grow, our kids will pay...”

Hon. Ralph Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Lib.)

December 7th
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Oral Questions

“...On the other hand, our government uses a variety of tools to combat terrorism, including the Global Coalition against Daesh, security investigations, surveillance, monitoring, intelligence gathering, ...”

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

December 6th
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Statements by Members

“Mr. Speaker, a broad coalition of Quebeckers made a public statement in the media today to remind the Minister of Canadian Heritage that her primary responsibility is to protect culture.

Prominent figures from the cultural and business sectors along with such broadcasters as TVA, Bell Média, V, Télé-Québec, Cogeco, TV5, SOCAN, the CSN, the FTQ, and Evenko have a message for the minister: just say no to special treatment for Netflix.

Nobody wants to pay more tax, but we all think existing taxes should apply to all businesses. That is called tax fairness.

Quebec culture is dynamic, and our artists' creativity is the envy of the world. The minister should stop sabotaging them by giving companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Google special treatment, she should start working for our creators, and she should pay heed to the coalition's message that Quebeckers are against special treatment for Netflix.”

Mr. Sean Casey (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

December 4th
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Private Members' Business

“... an alliance with his archrival, Sir John A. Macdonald, that the logjam was broken.

The Great Coalition of 1864 wanted to build a larger united federation for British North America. Such a confe...”

Mr. Mark Holland (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Lib.)

December 4th
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Business of Supply

“...epravity of groups like Daesh. That is why Canada has renewed our military commitment to the Global Coalition against Daesh until March 2019. In addition to training, advising, and assisting Iraqi security forces, we have expanded our intelligence capabilities, we are conducting aerial surveillance and recognizance to air-to-air refuelling, we are leading the coalition medical facility, and as the situation continues to evolve we will re-evaluate how the wom...”

Hon. Ralph Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Lib.)

December 4th
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Oral Questions

“...ry, Canada has a full range of counterterrorism tools, and we use all of them, including the Global Coalition against Daesh, security investigations, surveillance, monitoring, intelligence gathering, ...”

Mr. Robert Kitchen (Souris—Moose Mountain, CPC)

December 1st
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Government Orders

“...500 million in an Asian infrastructure bank that is going to create jobs for building pipelines and coal-fired power plants in another part of the world. My constituents are asking why the government ...”

Mr. Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières, NDP)

November 28th
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Government Orders

“...re are simple measures that we can start taking now. It is true that being part of an international coalition would help us go much further, but why wait until a coalition is formed? Why not take the lead?

This motion, which the Liberals voted for but did ...”

Mr. David Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook, CPC)

November 24th
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Government Orders

“...of tobacco sold in Ontario is contraband. In fact, a study that came out last month by the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco found that one in three cigarettes sold in Ontario is contraban...”

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

November 22nd
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Statements by Members

“...ght against climate change. Everyone promised to do more, and Canada even launched an international coalition against coal. Then, everyone went home. The government realized that phasing out coal was the right thing to do, but that is not stopping it from selling coal to the Americans.

Next, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change praised the United...”

Hon. Ralph Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Lib.)

November 22nd
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Oral Questions

“...n the world. Their work is highly respected and highly sought after, including in the international coalition against Daesh in Syria and Iraq. They are charged with identifying and stopping all terror...”

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP)

November 22nd
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Adjournment Proceedings

“...e last election in Germany. I know I speak for many who hope she will succeed in putting together a coalition government to avoid holding yet another election so soon in Germany, particularly in light...”

Mr. Jonathan Wilkinson

November 22nd
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Adjournment Proceedings

“...it will take time and infrastructure. If we are going to work towards accelerating the phase-out of coal, it will take time and thought and planning as to how we are going to replace that power.

..”

Ms. Joyce Murray (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, Lib.)

November 21st
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Government Orders

“...itive new policy. I would first like to thank Dr. Evan Wood, an emergency room physician, who led a coalition called Stop the Violence BC, when he saw the gang and gun violence on the streets of Metro Vancouver, including in an award-winning restaurant in Vancouver Quadra, where two people were injured by a gang shootout around the drug trade.

I would like to thank Brett Harvey and Adam Scorgie, who created a documentary called The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, which documented the role of organized crime in controlling the cannabis trade. Years ago, I had the privilege of hosting them and their film in Ottawa, where I opened up an event to all members of Parliament and senators of all parties to learn about why we needed to move beyond our failed policy, which we are actually moving beyond today.

I want to thank all of the sound drug policy advocates, like Donald MacPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, who brought forward evidence as to why this shift was needed, and the many other health c...”

Ms. Joyce Murray

November 21st
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Government Orders

“... much violence on the streets has been tied to drug crime and organized crime. That is why we had a coalition of literally dozens of professionals, including medical, police, criminology, and justice,...”

Mr. Kelly McCauley

November 21st
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Government Orders

“...“Colorado's Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on Public Safety”, which was put together by a coalition of Colorado police agencies. I would suggest that perhaps the members of the health commit...”

Hon. Ralph Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Lib.)

November 20th
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Oral Questions

“... of Canadians, and also in fulfilling all of Canada's obligations with respect to the international coalition against Daesh. When evidence is discovered that indicates that offences against Canada hav...”

Mr. Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert, NDP)

November 20th
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Oral Questions

“...oid in the government's cultural policy.

Now, the newspaper industry is speaking out. A large coalition of industry representatives published an open letter this morning. They want to know when ...”

Hon. Catherine McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Lib.)

November 8th
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Oral Questions

“...premiers and territorial representatives. Under this plan, we will put a price on carbon, eliminate coal, and make historic investments in clean infrastructure and public transportation.

I am ve...”

Mr. Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay, NDP)

November 7th
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Statements by Members

“...itizens are coming together to fight for public transit.

I support the work of the All Aboard Coalition and will work with my provincial NDP colleagues. Public transit is a right across Canada a...”

Ms. Brigitte Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, NDP)

November 3rd
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Government Orders

“... This measure has received the support of many organizations and associations, such as the Canadian Coalition for Action on Tobacco, a group with many members who specialize in the issue of tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. The coalition's representatives provided a committee with a document demonstrating that plain packaging has the support of more than 340 organizations across the country. A coalition of over 200 Quebec organizations, including the City of Montreal and the Quebec division o...”

Ms. Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East, NDP)

November 3rd
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Private Members' Business

“...lders have come together and are ready to work to solve our housing crisis. The B.C. Rental Housing Coalition has developed a comprehensive 10-year plan to address the province's housing needs. The plan includes the construction of new housing, funds to protect and maintain current housing stock, and income and other supports for individuals and families that need it. It has put its assets, equity, and expertise on the table and is inviting the provincial government and the federal government to come to the table as equal partners.

The coalition estimates that to meet B.C.'s current housing needs, annual investments of $1.84 billion a...”

Mr. Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert, NDP)

October 31st
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Oral Questions

“...bout the business model for our culture. We naturally have no opportunity to hear from the cultural coalition, and the minister has not responded to the letter from the Quebec government, which was se...”

Hon. Mélanie Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

October 31st
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, my colleague mentioned the coalition. I had the opportunity to meet with its representatives and also to meet with different st...”

Mr. Jim Eglinski (Yellowhead, CPC)

October 25th
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Government Orders

“...ver the last three or four years, I have received many complaints from major companies in forestry, coal mining, gravel hauling, fracking sand hauling, grain hauling, etc. about the railroad company c...”

Mr. Jim Eglinski (Yellowhead, CPC)

October 20th
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Private Members' Business

“...y trying to be.

A carbon tax targets generally taxes emissions from the burning of fuels like coal, petroleum, and natural gas in the hope of discouraging their use. While these fuels produce em...”

Hon. Jim Carr

October 19th
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Business of Supply

“...eve that is possible. Members will also know that in the case of the United States, the U.S. Lumber Coalition has an important say in the nature of that agreement, which is an oddity in a binational trade agreement, but that is the reality. Therefore, it is not only a question of a negotiation between two sovereign states, but it is also the attitude of the Lumber Coalition in the United States, 51% of which needs to say it is a good deal. That is why we say cont...”

Hon. Jim Carr

October 19th
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Business of Supply

“...m the day we were sworn into office. We have spoken to the workers and have been able to maintain a coalition of virtually all of the provincial ministers of forestry during this difficult time, which I believe is unprecedented. The reason that we are able to hold the coalition together is that everyone understands that it is in the interests of all governments and, ...”

Mr. Rémi Massé

October 19th
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Business of Supply

“...industry. He knows full well why we have no formal agreement in place. It is quite simple. The U.S. coalition plays an important role in these negotiations.

We are ready. We want to have a good agreement for the industry and for Canadians. Unfortunately, that is not how the American industry sees things. It is applying all sorts of terms and conditions that we cannot abide by.

Clearly, the member opposite, who knows the industry in and out, knows full well that the powerful U.S. coalition has a direct impact on our negotiations. We want to reach an agreement. The Minister of In...”

Mrs. Shannon Stubbs (Lakeland, CPC)

October 19th
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Business of Supply

“...ost jobs, and lost wages. She also said:

There is only one real reason behind the U.S. Lumber Coalition’s move to petition the Commerce Department to place duties on Canadian softwood lumber—to ...”

Hon. Peter Van Loan (York—Simcoe, CPC)

October 18th
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Government Orders

“...tiful group out of Oro-Medonte. There were remarkable groups throughout, such as Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition, the conservation authorities, the municipalities, and even provincial departments, which ...”

Mr. Jim Eglinski (Yellowhead, CPC)

October 18th
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Government Orders

“...t when the Conservatives were in government, we did decrease carbon gases, in transportation and in coal-fired energy. They cannot say that. It is a failing mark. It is easy to talk, but when we walk ...”

Mr. François Choquette (Drummond, NDP)

October 18th
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Private Members' Business

“...iberal government should listen to these scientists.

For the past few years, the Green Budget Coalition, another very important group, has been putting out an annual green budget. A few weeks ago, the coalition published a report containing clear green budget proposals. Interestingly, in every one of its reports, the coalition has called for the elimination of the $1.3 billion in fossil fuel subsidies. Both the Cons...”

Mr. Kevin Lamoureux

October 18th
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Private Members' Business

“...o act or vote in favour of the motion, what are they talking about in terms of having that national coalition that has come around, that historic agreement that was signed off? Do they not understand ...”

Mr. Mike Bossio (Hastings—Lennox and Addington, Lib.)

October 16th
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Private Members' Business

“...Farmers were involved in every stage of developing the plan, through the Ontario Farm Environmental Coalition. This program continues to be delivered to the farm community by the Ontario Soil and Crop...”

Hon. Catherine McKenna

October 6th
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Government Orders

“...llution because we know that is a way to foster innovation and reduce emissions. We are phasing out coal because we know, not only are there serious health impacts, but that it is a significant contri...”

Mr. Jim Eglinski (Yellowhead, CPC)

October 6th
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Government Orders

“...ted in clean technology. The Conservative government reduced greenhouse gases in transportation and coal-fired electricity. These were meaningful, realistic reductions to protect the environment and w...”

Ms. Tracey Ramsey (Essex, NDP)

October 5th
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Business of Supply

“...ions, Canadian Doctors for Medicare, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Canadian Health Coalition, the Council of Canadians, CUPE, Unifor, and the Canadian Labour Congress.

If the cu...”

Ms. Tracey Ramsey

October 5th
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Business of Supply

“..., the Canadian Doctors for Medicare, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Canadian Health Coalition, the Council of Canadians, the Canadian Labour Congress, CUPE, and Unifor.

Today, Ha...”

Mr. Bill Blair (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Lib.)

October 5th
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Business of Supply

“...This specific initiative is part of the larger strategy for patient-oriented research by a national coalition of federal, provincial, and territorial partners dedicated to the integration of research ...”

Mr. Joël Lightbound (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, Lib.)

October 3rd
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Business of Supply

“... RRSPs and tax-free savings accounts, or TFSAs, a company must make over $150,000. According to the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, two-thirds of businesses in Canada earn less than $73,000...”

Mr. Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, NDP)

October 3rd
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Business of Supply

“...nvest in a green shift, to be less and less dependent on carbon as a source of energy, particularly coal and oil. Therefore, there can be good reasons to address inequities.

According to a recen...”

Mrs. Karen Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London, CPC)

October 3rd
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Business of Supply

“... communities.

I have Jason and Shelby from Thorndale, who wrote to me:

According to the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, these proposals will restrict small-business owners, like...”

Hon. Catherine McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Lib.)

October 3rd
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Oral Questions

“...revious government, we not only have a target but a plan to make it. We are reducing emissions from coal-fired plants. We are putting a price on carbon pollution. We are making historic investments in...”

Mrs. Shannon Stubbs (Lakeland, CPC)

October 2nd
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Government Orders

“... is a pattern to which Canadians are getting accustomed. Despite all the talk, it is actually voter coalitions, politics, and ideology that drive the Liberals' predetermined conclusions.

This bill, of course, is not really about transport standards, marine traffic, or protecting the safety and ecology of B.C.'s northern shore exclusively for the Liberals. It is really yet another step in limiting Canadian oil development and hindering Canadian oil transportation and the Prime Minister's own explicit goal of phasing out the oil sands. The fact that this ban is exclusively in northern B.C. and only applies to crude oil tankers in a specific zone begs the question: why is tanker traffic okay near Vancouver and off the east coast but not in northern B.C.?

The unbiased, non-partisan Library of Parliament's legislative summary states explicitly that the debate around the tanker moratorium stems from the Conservative-approved northern gateway pipeline project, which would have transported 525,000 additional barrels per day of oil from Bruderheim, Alberta, which is in my riding of Lakeland in the industrial heartland that is Canada's largest petrochemical and refining region, to Kitimat, B.C.

In November 2016, the Liberals directed the National Energy Board to dismiss the project, citing concerns about crude oil tankers transiting in the area. The tanker ban in this region would permanently prevent any other opportunities for pipelines to transport world-leading Canadian oil to the Prince Rupert and Kitimat area, where it could reach the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific region to achieve export market diversification by expanding Canada's customer base.

Reaching more export markets is vital to ensuring the long-term development of Canada's crude oil reserves, which are the third largest in the world. Energy is Canada's second biggest export, and 97% is imported by the United States. As the U.S. becomes Canada's biggest energy competitor, infrastructure that will get landlocked Canadian oil to more export markets worldwide is more important than ever. This is vital for all Canadians.

This bill is not a minor one with only specific impacts in a particular region, as it may seem. In fact, it is a measure that would impact all of Canada, with future consequences for the hundreds of thousands of Canadians employed in the energy sector across the country. Energy is the biggest private sector investor in Canada's economy, and as mentioned, oil and gas is Canada's second biggest export. Deliberately limiting export capacity potential by putting up roadblocks to access to tidewater, thereby putting a ceiling on production, would be detrimental to the livelihoods of Canadians everywhere. It would put very real limits on future economic opportunities, certainly with disproportionately harmful outcomes for certain communities and certain provinces. (1545)

Canadian oil and gas provides 670,000 direct and indirect jobs across Canada. In 2015, the oil sands alone generated 151,000 direct jobs and 300,000 indirect jobs across the country. The Prime Minister said, “the world needs more Canada”. We Conservatives agree. The good news is that the world wants Canada too, and it wants Canadian energy in particular.

The International Energy Agency projects that global oil demand will continue to grow in the decades ahead, reaching 99 million barrels a day this year and increasing to 121 million barrels a day by 2040. Global oil demand expanded in the past five years by 6.8 million barrels a day, with 69% of that growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

Reaching tidewater in all directions for Canada's oil and gas should be a pressing priority for the Liberals. It makes no sense to delay, hinder, or equivocate on this point from an economic, environmental, or moral perspective in the global context. All that does is take Canada out, ceding market share to oil- and gas-producing countries where standards, enforcement, and outcomes do not measure up to Canada's performance, and to corrupt regimes with abysmal environmental and human rights records, where energy development benefits only a select few. This is in stark contrast to Canada, where energy development benefits every community with jobs and with revenue for multiple levels of government, which is also shared across the country, with the aim of ensuring that all Canadians have access to roughly similar services and programs. Between 2000 and 2014, for example, on a net basis Alberta's individual and corporate taxpayers shipped an estimated $200 billion-plus to the federal government, and a major source of that revenue was from oil and gas.

A 2014 WorleyParsons study, which compared Alberta's environmental and regulatory systems with similarly sized oil- and gas-producing jurisdictions around the world, said that Alberta was among the best. That is no surprise, considering that Alberta, of course, was the first jurisdiction in all of North America to regulate emissions. The study said that Alberta was near the top of the list for the most stringent environmental laws and that Alberta ranked at the top for the availability of public information about the environmental performance of the oil and gas industry. The study confirmed that Alberta is unmatched on the compliance and enforcement scale.

Pipelines are a safe, efficient, and reliable way to move Canadian energy to consumers. In Canada, federally regulated pipelines carry over $100 billion worth of natural gas, oil, and petroleum products each year, 99.99% of which is transported safely.

I know that my Liberal colleagues will be eager to spin their narrative as champions of pipelines while peddling the myth that not one kilometre of pipeline went ahead under the previous Conservative government. I would like to dispense with that false claim right now, and I hope we can actually have accurate exchanges on the topic in the future. The Conservatives approved 10 pipelines, four that are already constructed and operating. Importantly, Conservatives accepted the independent regulator's recommendation to approve the northern gateway pipeline, which was a $7.9-billion initiative that notably involved 31 benefit agreements with first nations' equity partners of $2 billion all along the pipeline route. It also would have secured critical access for Canada to the Asia-Pacific.

On July 23, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that the crown did not adequately consult on the project. In response, the current Prime Minister could have sought additional consultations, with expanded scope, with directly impacted first nations and with those who stood to lose immediate and long-term revenue for their communities and job opportunities for their children and future generations, but he did not. Instead, for the first time in Canadian history, a prime minister overruled and rejected a recommendation by the independent, world-renowned, expert regulator and killed the northern gateway outright and unilaterally, along with all associated economic opportunities and an actual concrete way to give the world more Canada.

This tanker ban would permanently eliminate all potential for any future initiatives in the region.

Context is important. Incredibly, the Prime Minister vetoed northern gateway on the very same day he accepted the Trans Mountain and Line 3 expansions, the latter of which is currently at serious risk in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Commerce has said that the expansion is not needed. If Minnesota blocks the pipeline, landlocked oil and gas will face an additional challenge even getting to Canada's already biggest customer, which reinforces why Canadian access to tidewater is crucial.

The Liberals should restrain themselves on this theme, since they actually unilaterally denied the only new opportunity to reach tidewater while they approved two expansions assessed under the exact same process, with the same evidence. Anyone wondering about this incoherence can understand that it is a result of political and ideology-driven decisions, where the priority is holding voting coalitions together to fend off political opponents like the NDP and the Greens, rather than basing ...”

Ms. Rachel Blaney (North Island—Powell River, NDP)

September 25th
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Private Members' Business

“...t are happening in all of our ridings.

I want to say a special thanks to the Right to Housing Coalition for its hard work and continued work in advocating for these rights. Housing is and will a...”

Mr. Mark Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope, CPC)

September 22nd
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Oral Questions

“...highly insulting.

Chris is not alone. Over 50 small businesses in New Brunswick have joined a coalition opposed to the Liberal tax plan. Supporters of the coalition include the Liberal MPs for Saint John—Rothesay and Acadie—Bathurst.

If the Prime Mi...”

Ms. Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie, NDP)

September 21st
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Government Orders

“...ng a major humanitarian crisis, but continues to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, which leads the very coalition alleged to be committing war crimes in that country.

We need to clean up our arms ex...”

Mrs. Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, CPC)

September 19th
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Routine Proceedings

“...o be recognized and taxed as small businesses.

The campground owners were the canaries in the coal mine when it came to passive taxation of income on small business, and now we see it is spreadi...”

Mrs. Cathay Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville, CPC)

June 20th
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Routine Proceedings

“...ither publicly stated that they are in favour of stricter gun control or are in fact members of the Coalition for Gun Control. Only two members of this committee have a firearms background.

The ...”

Mr. Arnold Chan (Scarborough—Agincourt, Lib.)

June 20th
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Government Orders

“...ed with a larger minority Parliament but not quite a majority. What transpired at that time was the coalition of three of the parties, the Liberals, the New Democratic Party, and the Bloc Québécois, t...”

Mr. Pat Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge, CPC)

June 20th
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Government Orders

“...le a party is colluding with two other parties, a separatist party and a socialist party, to form a coalition government elected by nobody.

Can the member comment on whether that experience is c...”

Mr. Gérard Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent, CPC)

June 20th
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Government Orders

“...r of the day, Mr. Bernard Drainville, who is now a radio commentator. For my part, I worked for the Coalition Avenir Québec. We were all guided by a desire to make changes, but first and foremost by a...”

Ms. Julie Dabrusin (Toronto—Danforth, Lib.)

June 14th
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Statements by Members

“...he passage of Bill C-16 from this place and Canada's leadership as the co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition, important steps are being taken to recognize this commitment.

With the reported per...”

Mr. Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert, NDP)

June 14th
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, a coalition has formed against the CRTC’s decision on French-language content. Today I expect an answer from the member for Papineau, not because it is Wednesday, but because the Prime Minister’s Office has met with Bell lobbyists more often than has the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Perhaps that explains why she has been silent on this issue.

After all these meetings with Bell and Corus Media, specifically on broadcasting, can the Prime Minister tell this coalition from the cultural community that he will stand with them and overturn this bad decision? T...”


The Senate

Hon. Jane Cordy

December 6th
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Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Bill Third Reading—Debate Continued

“...government, a $3 million investment from 2012-15. This work was led by the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada. The Way Forward developed first steps for a national framework that guides heal...”

Hon. Nicole Eaton

December 5th
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Budget Implementation Bill, 2017, No. 2 Second Reading

“... projects that are environmentally unsound or that violate human rights. So Canada may be financing coal-fired power plants in Asia or pipelines with no concern for upstream or downstream greenhouse g...”

Hon. Ratna Omidvar

November 30th
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Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Bill Third Reading—Debate Continued

“...en to Iran, it gets very cold. We would sit around tables with blankets thrown over them and with a coal fire underneath. Fire hazard or no fire hazard, that’s the way we kept warm. When I left Iran u...”

Senator Pratte

November 30th
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Study on the Development of a Strategy to Facilitate the Transport of Crude Oil to Eastern Canadian Refineries and to Ports on the East and West Coasts of Canada Sixth Report of Transport and Communications Committee and Request for Government Response—Debate Continued

“...nst Energy East, there were also many who supported it, particularly the business community and the Coalition Avenir Québec, a provincial political party that is currently leading in the polls in Queb...”

Hon. Dennis Dawson

November 22nd
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Transport National Shipbuilding Strategy

“... the Government in the Senate. The mayor of Quebec City, Régis Labeaume, has added his voice to the coalition that is emerging in Quebec in support of the Davie shipyard — or the new Davie, as Quebece...”

Hon. Catherine McKenna, P.C., M.P., Minister of Environment and Climate Change

November 7th
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Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Climate Change Commitments

“...That will not only reduce emissions but foster the innovation we desperately need. Two, phasing out coal. We understand coal is not only a huge contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, it’s also terrible for human health...”

Hon. Catherine McKenna, P.C., M.P., Minister of Environment and Climate Change

November 7th
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Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Climate Change Commitments

“...other countries, provinces, nations, and companies, we will be setting up an agreement to eliminate coal. We know this must be done. We will form an alliance that we will announce in Germany. We know that coal is not only very bad for health, but also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. This alli...”

Hon. Judith Seidman

November 7th
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Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Bill Third Reading—Debate Adjourned

“...like to highlight the excellent work of The Way Forward initiative, led by Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada, managed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, and funded by the ...”

Hon. Ratna Omidvar

November 2nd
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Canada Elections Act Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Continued

“...le time telling you who third parties are. Third parties include the likes of the National Citizens Coalition, the Canadian Medical Association and LeadNow, an organization that was referenced by Sena...”

Hon. Donald Neil Plett

November 2nd
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Crisis in Churchill, Manitoba Inquiry—Debate Continued

“...ready to sell the rail line since June, and a subsequent agreement with Grand Chief Dumas and a new coalition of First Nations buyers since August. The only entity getting in the way of the sale is th...”

Hon. Harjit S. Sajjan, P.C., O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D., M.P., Minister of National Defence

October 31st
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Ministry of National Defence Iraq Mission

“... When we changed our mission in Iraq, we wanted to make sure that we were going to be a responsible coalition partner. As part of a coalition, it’s not that we decide what to bring and kind of offer it up. We did a thorough analysis and made two trips into the region. Our military leadership, General Vance, did phenomenal work as well. More importantly, we provided a whole-of-government approach. When we made the changes to pulling our fighters out, we wanted to make sure that we had the right contribution on the ground because that’s where the fight was going to happen. We needed to train Iraqi security forces. What we have done, outlined, we trained the right forces in a responsible way, putting the right intelligence assets into place. You have seen the success over the years. As the Iraqi security forces pushed all the way to Mosul, our troops worked with the Peshmerga to do the shaping operations, and Mosul has now been liberated. Daesh, right now, is not completely gone out of Iraq, but only pockets of them remain. It will take some time to do the complete clearing. I have also said that we need to continually assess the situation and make changes on the ground so that the coalition can be effective ongoing, because you can’t just put a resource in and then, when the situation changes, we have no idea if the capability that we put in is going to have the impact. So we have continually made changes, and the new authorities allow us to make those changes quickly so that we can be a responsible partner. Obviously, we are going to assess the situation within Iraq. We will reassess and re-engage the training when we need to do so. The reason we are keeping the hospital is that the hospital is there for our forces and the coalition forces. Yes, we can treat the Iraqi security forces as well, but the asset was put into place to make sure that our members and our coalition members had the medical facility if they ever needed it.”

Hon. David Tkachuk

October 31st
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Ministry of National Defence Peacekeeping Operations

“...ntial impact because we made the right choices and the right equipment and the right tools that the coalition commander can start utilizing properly. That’s what we’re trying to do here. We can easily...”

Hon. Jane Cordy

October 26th
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Autism Families in Crisis Tenth Anniversary of Senate Report—Inquiry—Debate Continued

“...uly 2007, shortly after the release of the Senate report. The alliance’s mission states: CASDA is a coalition of organizations and individuals developing a comprehensive National ASD Framework. It is ...”

Hon. Richard Neufeld

October 24th
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Study on the Effects of Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy Fifth Report of Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee—Debate Concluded

“...Germany’s electricity production in 2015 came from fossil fuels, including 44 per cent of that from coal. Denmark still produces lots of electricity from fossil fuels and their average rate is 46 cents per kilowatt hour. In fact, not many countries in Europe enjoy low rates like we do in Canada. Despite this record, electricity is still responsible for 11 per cent of Canada’s overall emissions, or 78 megatons. One of the key government policies that will help to reduce emissions from the electricity sector is the phase-out of traditional coal-fired plants by 2030. Today, only four provinces have coal in their electricity generation mix: Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. While I’m not convinced coal will be completely taken out of the mix, shutting down coal plants could help to eliminate some GHGs and it would likely have to be replaced with firm, reliable natural gas. In New Brunswick, for example, experts told us that electricity prices are predicted to increase by 39 per cent if that province is required to stop burning coal before its plant reaches its life expectancy. Jeff Erikson of the Global CCS Institute argued that carbon capture and storage was essential for meeting climate change objectives. CCS is considered the only option currently available to significantly reduce direct emissions from many industrial processes and, while expensive, is proving that it can work on a large scale at the Boundary Dam coal plant in Estevan, Saskatchewan, where it is capable of capturing 1.3 million tonnes of CO2. While Canada seeks to phase out coal by 2030, the committee heard that approximately 2,000 coal plants are currently under construction or planned around the world. Mr. Campbell of the Coal Association of Canada told the committee that it was impossible to shut down coal plants in Canada without increasing the price of electricity substantially. For obvious reasons, electricity rate increases were top of mind for many witnesses. There is no need to remind you of what happened in Ontario in recent years. Many businesses, including heavy electricity users, are concerned about rising electricity rates, the implementation of carbon pricing programs and Canada’s overall competitiveness. Some of these concerns will be addressed in our upcoming report on emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries. For example, many industries are unable to pass the full costs of higher electricity rates to their customers since they trade in a competitive or globally priced market. There’s an apprehension that businesses will invest in or relocate to countries that have fewer emission requirements or use cheaper electricity derived from coal-fired plants, thereby negating efforts to reduce global emissions. In doing so, Canada bears the economic cost of lost production, lost investment and lost jobs with no change in global emissions. As I often say, we all share the same atmosphere, so if a company relocates its operations abroad, greenhouse gas emissions are still being emitted. This phenomenon, known as “carbon leakage,” does nothing to fight climate change. I believe there are many innovative technologies out there that can help us to inch closer to our target. Renewables such as solar and wind will play an increasingly more prominent role in our generation mix, but they will always have to be backed up by firm, reliable power. Don Wharton from TransAlta spoke about this need: . . . . if you take 100 megawatts of coal out of Alberta’s system today and you wanted to replace that with wind, that would be fine; you...”

Senator Martin

September 27th
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Finance Small Business Tax

“...e is a growing list of groups that do not support what the government’s proposing. For example, the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, a group dedicated to opposing these unfair tax hikes, cur...”

Hon. Diane Griffin

September 20th
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Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Funding for Literacy Programs

“...on for the Government Representative in the Senate. Recently, the three remaining Maritime literacy coalitions sent a letter to all four Atlantic premiers and all Atlantic MPs and senators asking for the federal government to use $600,000 of the federal budget to reinstate core funding for literacy programs in the region. The current project-based funding models do not account for the regional circumstances of Atlantic Canada with smaller populations, many in rural areas. The loss of these literacy services will affect socio-economically vulnerable populations, francophone and indigenous populations, linguistic minorities and immigrants. Simply, literacy is not only a right but a core component to active citizenship, a determinant for healthy outcomes, and, at its core, key to building an innovative economy with good, sustainable jobs. Therefore, Senator Harder, I ask the following question: One, to continue with the legacy and leadership of Senator Joyce Fairbairn, who was the federal minister with special responsibility for literacy and one of our most respected colleagues in this place for what she accomplished on this file, would you ask the government for an exception to the present terms and conditions of the federal literacy program and request an emergency submission to Treasury Board for 0.00018 per cent of the federal budget to allow the literacy coalitions in Atlantic Canada to continue to exist?”

Senator Griffin

September 20th
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Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Funding for Literacy Programs

“...ederal government intends to support literacy in Atlantic Canada if there are no remaining literacy coalitions in the region to deliver the services?”

Hon. Jane Cordy

September 20th
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Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Bill Second Reading—Debate Continued

“... similar recommendations and funded The Way Forward initiative, led by the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada. The coalition is a network of 37 national organizations representing professional and family caregivers,...”

Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals)

September 19th
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The Late Honourable Allan J. MacEachen, P.C., O.C. Tributes

“...utive assistant, Kenzie MacKinnon. They all spoke very eloquently about the remarkable life of this coal miner’s son. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of the close relationship between Allan J. and...”

Hon. Peter Harder (Government Representative in the Senate)

September 19th
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The Late Honourable Allan J. MacEachen, P.C., O.C. Tributes

“...e used that power to make sure that the roads, airports and harbours were built, that the steel and coal industries were strengthened and that the region’s Celtic heritage could find its expression th...”

Hon. Anne C. Cools

September 19th
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The Late Honourable Allan J. MacEachen, P.C., O.C. Tributes

“...0 people on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island. A child during the Great Depression, his father was a coal miner. On March 2, 1996, here, Allan spoke about his dad. He said, at page 103 of the Debates of the Senate: My father worked in the coal mines for 46 years. When he left the mines, he left with nothing. He had no pension. Honourable senators, he spoke about the hardship of coal miners’ lives and the significance of the whistle and its signals, in the daily life of these m...”

Hon. Michael L. MacDonald

September 19th
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The Late Honourable Allan J. MacEachen, P.C., O.C. Tributes

“...t of his generation and his environment. His father, like my father’s father and grandfather, was a coal miner. Allan J. saw a lot of poverty. He wanted to do something about it and he did just that t...”

Hon. Jane Cordy

September 19th
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The Late Honourable Allan J. MacEachen, P.C., O.C. Tributes

“...llan J. talked about politics the way hockey players talked about hockey. Allan J. was the son of a coal miner and he was born in Inverness, Cape Breton. He had a lifelong love of his Scottish heritag...”

Senator Harder

September 19th
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Finance Small Business Tax

“...orporate tax regime pay a greater share of the tax burden. I would also point out that the Canadian Coalition for Tax Fairness has welcomed this dialogue that has commenced and looks forward to the go...”

Hon. Dennis Glen Patterson

June 21st
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Heavy Fuel Oil Third Reading

“...he Marine Environment Protection Committee plenary sessions. These six are part of an environmental coalition campaigning for sustainable practices in circumpolar regions and were granted a closed-doo...”

Senator McIntyre

June 20th
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Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Bill Third Reading—Debate Continued

“... narratives as to how Confederation came about. One of these highlights the importance of the Great Coalition of 1864 between the Province of Canada, led by George Brown, and the United Reformers and ...”

Hon. Yuen Pau Woo

June 20th
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Budget Implementation Bill, 2017, No. 1 Eighteenth Report of National Finance Committee Presented

“... Public Health of Quebec, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition.

Let me quote first the representative of the World Health Organization, Dr. Saxena.

When we look at prices, taxes or revenues over time, we should always look at the real values.

I'm always impressed by doctors who understand economics. Continuing:

. . . excise rates should be adjusted annually to keep pace with the cost of living in the future . . . .

Let me now cite Fiona Nelson, from the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition. The provision to increase the excise duty rates on alcohol products by 2 per cent and sub...”

Hon. Nicole Eaton

June 19th
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Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Bill Second Reading—Debate Suspended

“... has been done developing a framework structure through the support of the Quality End-of-life Care Coalition, made up of 37 member organizations across the country. This framework structure is a road...”

Hon. Tony Dean

June 19th
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Budget Implementation Bill, 2017, No. 1 Motion to Instruct National Finance Committee to Divide Bill into Two Bills Negatived

“...portant discussion with some major differences of view and a number of interests, some of which are coalescing and falling apart in a number of interesting ways. Those interests are strikingly transpa...”


Filed Regulations

Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations

October 5, 2017 SOR/2017-216
Registration SOR/2017-216 October 5, 2017 CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999
Gazette Link

“...that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol) is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer. Originally signed by Canada in 1987, the Montreal Protocol obligates Parties to phase out the manufacture and consumption of those substances known to be responsible for ozone depletion. ...”


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