Would the Leader of the NDP close the “man camps”?

Speaker: Ms. May
Time: 06/05/2021 10:40:03
Context: Questions and Comments

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP): Mr. Speaker, I would like the hon. member for New Westminster—Burnaby, if he can, to clarify the NDP position on the study into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, which recommended the shutting down of man camps. In last night’s late debate, we noted that the spread of COVID through Alberta is a crisis. The hot spot is the oil sands region. The continuation of construction at places like Site C and TMX I know the hon. member opposes, but I am not sure about the leader of his party.

Can the hon. member clarify what the hon. member for Burnaby South meant when he ducked the question last night and did not directly answer the member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith? Would the member shut down the man camps?

Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby)
2021-05-06 10:45

Mr. Speaker, there is a lot there for a 30-second question.
No, I did not get a question last night, so the member is unfortunately mistaken. She is also mistaken about TMX. I visited the TMX site. The member for Burnaby South and the NDP caucus have pushed hard on this, as the member knows. That is why we got the initial PBO study, and the revision of the initial study, on TMX and the escalating costs.
The reality is that TMX is not in the national interest. The Liberal government wants to pour more than $18.5 billion into Trans Mountain. We need to invest that money in clean energy and in the just transition. We need to do that as country if we are to really combat climate change.