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View Wayne Easter Profile
Lib. (PE)
Mr. Poilievre and witnesses, just to try to be helpful, do I take it that on the advisory body and the panel, prior to any implementation of such, there would have to be a public announcement of some kind by the government? Is that correct?
View Wayne Easter Profile
Lib. (PE)
So there is further information as it relates to the advice on these tax measures for journalism, but it would be done in a public way in how that advisory committee and panel would be structured. Am I right on that?
You're certainly in a difficult position. You may even know what's happening, which we don't, and I can understand why you can't answer our question directly, because the government hasn't made a decision yet on how this is going to be done. Is that being fair?
View Robert Morrissey Profile
Lib. (PE)
Thank you, Chair.
I have a quick question for you, Ms. Cadell. You referenced public education. We hear that a lot. My question would be simply this: Where and when? Where do you see the public education piece beginning? Is it in academics? Is it at schools? Who does it involve—the young, the old? Who?
Please make your answer brief, because I have a few other questions.
View Wayne Easter Profile
Lib. (PE)
Before I turn to Mr. Kelly, this is just on this discussion on the message getting to people. The experts or bureaucracies are talking to themselves. I talk to farmers and fishermen a lot. I campaigned a campaign on the green shift. I can tell you it wasn't a pleasant campaign. They're very worried, even though they're exempted, at least in the federal legislation on fuel, which is their biggest cost.
By the same token, I can tell you from my experience in Prince Edward Island. Maritime Electric is through the province...30% of the energy comes from windmills. When that first started, even though everyone was complaining about the cost of electricity, you had the option of buying the more expensive electricity, and I did myself. A lot of farmers went to the more expensive electricity, even though they were complaining about the price of electricity, because it was clean.
Part of the problem here is that the public really doesn't trust governments to be revenue neutral. It came up in the discussion previously. The public doesn't believe us when we say that this carbon pricing will be revenue neutral.
How do we change that, or can we?
Does anybody have any brilliant answers?
Stewart.
View Wayne Easter Profile
Lib. (PE)
Before I go to Mr. McLeod, on that point, regulation and the environment and what we're doing, I think you said earlier, Mr. Brunnen, that is also an important point for investment. How do we do a better job of getting the word out on what we are actually doing?
I co-chair the Canada-U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Group. I'm in the U.S a lot, and I will admit it's crazy times down there these days. In any event, that message is not getting through, that our greenhouse gases and reductions are just as good as they are in California, etc.
Even if you look at energy east, the things that are said on the side that's opposed are not very close to the truth sometimes.
View Wayne Easter Profile
Lib. (PE)
It's division 21, part 4. It's the last division in the budget implementation act.
Roger, I have a couple of questions spinning off that before I go to other members.
This is going to be published annually. Is there any way parliamentarians can get a complete list of service fees, or user fees? In the farm community we would call them user fees; you might call them service fees. Whether it's the Canadian Food Inspection Agency or whatever, is there anywhere we could get a complete list that says what the fees were 10 years ago, and what they are now? I know there's an obligation to report annually. Is reporting done in a way that you have a chart, which says CFIA, PMRA, whatever, down the complete list, of the fees for this year and next year rather than total amounts of money? How is this stuff going to be recorded?
View Wayne Easter Profile
Lib. (PE)
Thank you.
On this particular issue, where part of the problem is, is in the budget documents. I've been around here for a while and in the early years in the budget documents, in the budget itself, you could determine program by program in each department how much money was spent over a five-year period. It isn't done that way now. In the budget documents for, probably 1993 to 1997-98, it was clear where the money was spent. You could understand it easily by looking at the budget document. You didn't even have to wait for the estimates. That's not the case now, so this does have to be simplified. We shouldn't have to take a lot of training. It's a matter of the Department of Finance laying out the figures in a way they can be understood by a layman.
Mr. Liepert.
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