There is still time for Canada to be part of the solution at COP27

Speaker: Ms. May
Time: 14/11/2022 15:10:35
Context: Question

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP): Mr. Speaker, as COP27 opened last week, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said:
We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator.

Did the Prime Minister stay away because he knows he is over the speed limit? Did he stay away because he knows we are part of the problem and not part of the solution?

There is still time for the government to do the right thing at COP27. Stand up and announce that we have read the science, we understand we have to cancel the TransMountain pipeline, reverse the Bay du Nord decision and build a decarbonized electricity grid from coast to coast to coast.

Mr. Terry Duguid (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the hon. member knows that our Prime Minister has been front and centre on the most ambitious climate plan in our history.

We have invested over $100 billion since 2015, $9.1 billion in our emissions reduction plan. It is a granular, detailed, sector-by-sector plan that is going to get us to our 2030 emissions, on our way to net zero by 2050. It has widespread support. We have taken that message to COP27.