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View Christine Normandin Profile
BQ (QC)
I don't want to gum up the works. I have nothing to add, Madam Chair.
View Martin Champoux Profile
BQ (QC)
View Martin Champoux Profile
2021-06-09 18:32
A point of order, Mr. Chair.
View Martin Champoux Profile
BQ (QC)
View Martin Champoux Profile
2021-06-09 18:32
You know I hate interrupting people, Mr. Chair, but I feel like the speech is getting a bit repetitive. We've heard it at several meetings already. I especially feel like we're getting a bit off track from the amendment that's before us now. I just wanted to ask that we focus on the amendment.
View Martin Champoux Profile
BQ (QC)
View Martin Champoux Profile
2021-06-09 20:09
I have a point of order, Mr. Chair.
View Martin Champoux Profile
BQ (QC)
View Martin Champoux Profile
2021-06-09 20:09
Mr. Chair, I just want to point out the unfair tactic used by my colleague, Mr. Rayes, who brought up those muffins probably in a subtle attempt to influence my vote. I don't know whether this is against the Standing Orders. However, I want to tell him that I'll wait for him in the parking lot so that I can pick up those muffins. I'll be very accommodating with regard to the location.
View Martin Champoux Profile
BQ (QC)
View Martin Champoux Profile
2021-06-09 20:50
Happy birthday, Kevin.
View Monique Pauzé Profile
BQ (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I want to start by setting the committee straight on something. Yesterday, in question period, I asked Mr. Wilkinson, the minister, about the lack of targets, and this is what he had to say:
It saddens me that the Bloc Québécois tried so hard to prevent the committee from moving forward. If we want Bill C-12 to pass to contribute to the fight against climate change, we hope the Bloc Québécois will support us on that.
If there is one thing I cannot be accused of, it is preventing the committee from moving forward. I was flabbergasted to hear such a thing. I usually wait a long time before I get to speak, and I respect the order of speakers.
View Monique Pauzé Profile
BQ (QC)
I think the Bloc Québécois has done its job. Neither Ms. Michaud nor I has ever abused our parliamentary privileges. In fact, I would say we have helped facilitate the bill and move it forward.
That is why I was so stunned. As a member of this committee, I work diligently and purposefully, with respect for procedure and the work of other members. Forgive me, but it feels good to get that out.
View Monique Pauzé Profile
BQ (QC)
Yes, Mr. Chair.
When Mr. Albas put forward amendment CPC‑17, the interpreter did a lovely job of rendering his comments, saying that the process had been truncated. I want to say I agree with Mr. Albas. Ms. May alluded to the same.
At one point, I attended the press conference on the green new deal, along with former NDP member Pierre Nantel and members from just about every party represented in the House. As I see it, the NDP betrayed the ideals it espoused back then by allowing a bill with no teeth and no guts to pass. A much stronger piece of legislation is needed to address the climate emergency we face.
In my riding of Repentigny, people are not allowed to water their lawns. I am not talking about a ban between certain times of the day. It is banned any time of the day because it's a drinking water issue. That is what you do in a climate emergency. I just wanted to add to what Mr. Albas said about the process being truncated. Nevertheless, there are still some good amendments that would help remedy the problem.
View Monique Pauzé Profile
BQ (QC)
The amendment is admissible, but “independent expert committee” has to change to reflect what was adopted. Is that correct?
View Monique Pauzé Profile
BQ (QC)
I need to change what comes after “The House of Commons appoints the members of the” to “Net-Zero Advisory Body”.
Instead of the Governor in Council appointing the members of the [Technical difficulty—Editor] body, we are proposing that they be appointed on the recommendation of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. We are a committee of elected representatives, and it should be our role to evaluate candidates and determine who the best people for the job are in accordance with the prescribed criteria.
It is possible to strike a balance. The amendment is consistent with many democratic processes as well as political representation. This way, the House would be giving the committee greater legitimacy and independence than if members were simply appointed by the government. The important thing here is ensuring impartiality. That's what this is about.
Mr. Albas talked a lot about the Governor in Council. Almost all of his party's amendments address the role of the Governor in Council. At our last meeting, Mr. Albas talked about the importance of a plurality of opinions and expertise. I don't always agree with him on the role the Governor in Council should have, but his preference for a collegial approach is fine by me, even if we don't see the issue the same way.
My amendment proposes that the members of the advisory body be selected on the basis of a process that is not solely controlled by the government. The amendment may address Mr. Albas's concerns. Entrusting a standing committee of the House of Commons with recommending the members of the body responsible for addressing climate change issues is the best way to ensure that the body's makeup is fair and representative. The various political parties are represented here, on the committee. We are all democratically elected, and the environment committee should submit its recommendations to the House of Commons for the collective endorsement of all members.
In conclusion, this amendment is consistent with the principles of transparency and democracy. It sets out a transparent process, one that recognizes the value of all members of the House, ensures all of Canada's regions are fairly represented and leaves room for the expertise sought by each party. This exercise in democracy is crucial given the important role the advisory body will have.
I'll give you an example. The chair of the United Kingdom's Climate Change Committee was selected this way. The various legislatures within the country selected the chair in a collegial manner. The decision was consensus-based, despite the different political parties and regions involved. I would like to see members support this transparent and democratic process, including the members of the Conservative Party, who argued extensively in favour of democratic governance on Friday.
View Monique Pauzé Profile
BQ (QC)
Mr. Chair, I want to appeal your ruling.
View Monique Pauzé Profile
BQ (QC)
May I not appeal the chair's ruling?
View Monique Pauzé Profile
BQ (QC)
Yes, I do, Mr. Chair.
I cannot let what happened before the meeting was suspended stand without saying something.
I want to make three things clear.
First, during the last vote, Ms. Saks was not able to vote. She even raised her hand when we were in the process of voting.
Was her vote recorded properly?
View Monique Pauzé Profile
BQ (QC)
I'm referring to the vote on your ruling.
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