Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change), seconded by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage), — That Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following:
"the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, since the bill fails to:
(a) implement a plan that recognizes climate change is real and addresses the significant problem it represents, while also ensuring that economic development and job growth can flourish all across Canada; and
(b) address the fact that, after committing to working with Parliament on the makeup of the advisory group, the government appointed climate activists whose influence, if acted upon, would lead to the destruction of the oil and gas sector, disproportionally threaten certain regions of the country and their essential industries, and weaken national unity.".
The question was put on the amendment and it was negatived on the following division:
YEAS: 120, NAYS: 212