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View François Choquette Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
My thanks to the witnesses for being here.
My first question is for the representative of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, Louise Grondin.
Looking at your 2014 report on sustainable development, I see that your annual reports are quite comprehensive. You have mines in Quebec, including in Abitibi, and I see you have a section on greenhouse gas emissions. Are you a participant in the Quebec-California carbon market that requires caps on emissions and carbon trading to which Quebec is a signatory? Is your company, or will it be, regulated by that carbon market?
View François Choquette Profile
NDP (QC)
Sorry to interrupt, Ms. Grondin, but we have very little time. That is why I am rushing you a bit.
If I understand correctly, you are currently not subject to the carbon market, but what do you think about that idea in general? I see that you are making tremendous efforts. You have reduced your intensity by 28% in one year. That was last year, so from 2013 to 2014. You are making efforts. How interested is your company in participating in the carbon market? Why would that be a good idea for you?
View Guy Caron Profile
NDP (QC)
You haven't said my riding name, though.
I would like to thank the witnesses very much for being here today.
There's a bit of a silly game that's being played since we came back from summer.
I'll ask Mr. Egan my first question. There are three ways to address climate change: carbon tax, which is to tax production, consumption of anything that has carbon in it; cap and trade, which is basically selling rights to pollute or emit greenhouse gases and can be traded, allowing large incentives for companies to decrease their emission of greenhouse gases; and the regulatory approach, which brings significant costs to companies and industries that are more invisible and are passed on eventually to consumers.
I've done some research, and I've seen that your organization is on record to support carbon pricing to allow for more predictability for future changes, but you don't have a stand on either carbon tax or cap and trade. Is that right?
View Hoang Mai Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you very much.
For the Green Budget Coalition, we agree with further reducing the federal subsidies for fossil fuel. We also agree with—as I said—introducing a price on carbon. Do you agree with having a cap and trade type of tool in order to put a price and have a market?
View Hoang Mai Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you very much.
Thank you very much to all the witnesses for being here today. I'm sure I can say on behalf of my colleagues that it is a pleasure for us to be here. It's beautiful, from what we've seen so far.
I have a quick question for the Clean Energy Association of British Columbia. In the opposition we've been pushing for more action from the government regarding greenhouse gas emissions. We've been saying that we should put a price on pollution and also we've been pushing the cap and trade. Can you say whether you believe that from a federal perspective we should push more for the cap and trade system?
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