Elizabeth May on Canada’s new climate target and GLI

Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
2021-04-22 13:29 [p.6027]

Madam Speaker, it is an honour to take the floor to speak to my colleague from Davenport.

I did get up this morning at 5:00 a.m. B.C. time to watch Biden’s climate summit, so I will inform my friends in the House that, officially, Canada is a laggard. The United States government has announced it will go to 50% below 2005 by 2030. Our Prime Minister has announced a much weaker target.

I wanted to ask my friend from Davenport if, in reading the budget, since she has been a champion on basic income and her private member’s bill, Bill C-273 calls for a guaranteed livable income, she was as disappointed as I was not to see a reference to moving to a guaranteed livable income in the budget?

Julie Dzerowicz (Davenport)
2021-04-22 13:30 [p.6027]

Madam Speaker, I want to say thanks to my hon. colleague for being such an amazing champion, not only on tackling climate change and the environment, but also on a guaranteed annual income.
In terms of a guaranteed annual income, of course I am disappointed. If anything, it has made me even more passionate about continuing to advocate for one moving forward. I will say, though, to—