Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Finance on Bill C-38

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  • Photo of Blaine Calkins

    Thank you, Ms. May. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May

    With your permission, I'd just like to thank you as chair. I think you've been handling this very well.

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Blaine Calkins

    Thank you, Ms. Duncan. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Rachel Forbes spoke

    Yes, I'm aware of some in B.C. where I have identified some systematic problems in terms of consultation and the thresholds. We have a project list approach in B.C., much like the one the federal government is proposing. It can either anticipate different types of projects or leave it to the proponent to tailor-make their project so that it is not triggered by an EA.

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan

    Are you aware of any assessments of the adequacy of the environmental assessment process in each of the provinces and territories?

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Rachel Forbes spoke

    I feel that the whole provincial-federal question needs to be looked at further, as I think many things in this bill do. In terms of looking at the gaps and substituting things, there was reference made before wondering who will fill the gaps. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Blaine Calkins

    Thank you, Ms. Forbes. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Rachel Forbes spoke

    I'd agree with that. I don't know that I can speak with any more specificity about it; I'm not from a first nation. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Chisholm

    Thank you. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Rachel Forbes spoke

    It's probably because they're just that: they are new concepts. I think my colleague referred to the fact, and concerning the regulation point too, that the thing that's unique about this process is that so much of the substance is being left to regulation. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Chisholm

    Thank you,. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Blaine Calkins

    Thank you, Mr. Kamp. We have to move on. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Randy Kamp
    Randy Kamp spoke

    Well, if they're in the Okanagan, it would be a recreational fishery, which will be protected.

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Rachel Forbes spoke

    No, I'm not looking forward to any of it. I think it's all a several-decades step backwards in environmental protection. It's messing with what I think has been referred to as a piece of environmental legislation that most people really resonate with. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Randy Kamp
    Randy Kamp spoke

    Well, you don't like the amended version that will be in there temporarily, so you will prefer it when we finally get the new section 35 in place.

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Rachel Forbes spoke

    I'm sorry? I'm looking forward to it?

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Randy Kamp
    Randy Kamp spoke

    So you'll look forward to the new section 35, which is a consolidation with section 32 as well.

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Rachel Forbes spoke

    It minimizes even more the protection to fish habitat that we rely on the Fisheries Act and the federal government for.

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Randy Kamp
    Randy Kamp spoke

    In what respect?

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Rachel Forbes spoke

    No, it doesn't, because the proposed additional amendment to section 35 is much worse than the one that's first proposed in the budget bill.

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Tony Maas spoke

    Yes.

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Randy Kamp
    Randy Kamp spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mike Allen
    Mike Allen spoke

    Okay, thank you very much. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Terry Toner spoke

    We think there's an opportunity to amend it to the extent that a mechanism be put in place, which doesn't appear to be there, to deal with existing fish passage that might be in the system. ... more

    June 1, 2012,   Parliament
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