Speaker: Ms. May
Time: 21/09/2022 15:13:34
Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP): Mr. Speaker, last week, a new study reviewed those points of no return called tipping points, stalled ocean currents, permafrost collapse and forest dieback. The conclusion: Even at 1.5° global heating, irreversible and globally damaging thresholds are exceeded. The nine most dangerous within them, the loss of the Labrador current, looms large. This is dangerous for Canadians. We can avoid this, but only with urgent action.
When will the government wake up and cancel TMX and Bay du Nord?
Mr. Terry Duguid (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, on this side of the House, we share the member’s concern about our climate future, and we hear about it every day, every week from our constituents. Just to remind the hon. member, we have an ambitious sector-by-sector path for Canada to reach its 2030 targets and to move onto net zero by 2050. It is a very practical road map. A couple of examples are incentives in infrastructure for electric vehicles, energy retrofits for greener homes and buildings, reducing oil and gas emissions, and supporting our farmers.