In Parliament Nov 26: Speaking on the Net-Zero Emissions Bill

On November 26 I spoke at Second Reading of Bill C-12, a bill to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. It is called the Transparency and Accountability act, which is bizarre because those words applied to this government's environmental record is just non-actionable word salad. I talked about my party's commitment to net-zero by 2050, but we must look at the "how". I spoke about several aspects of energy, noting that all forms of energy have environmental impacts and some also generate "economic rent" (fancy word for revenue). I also spoke about scientific input; and about the proposed Clean Fuels Standard which is a very expensive carbon tax. At the end I answered several questions from colleagues, primarily about commitments to addressing climate change.