Ms. Chris Charlton (Hamilton Mountain, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canada's Experimental Lakes Area is a unique, world renown facility for freshwater research and education. It is now falling under the Conservative axe, and petitioners from across the country are fighting to have that decision reversed.
Ms. Chris Charlton (Hamilton Mountain, NDP): Mr. Speaker, My hometown of Hamilton has asked for, and must get, help from this Conservative government to deal with pollution at our airport.
The issue is pretty straight forward if you believe in the principle of polluter pay.
Ms. Chris Charlton (Hamilton Mountain, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to rise yet again to speak to Bill C-47, a Bill that, in an Orwellian turn-of-phrase, is entitled Sustaining Canada’s Economic Recovery Act.
Nothing would make me happier than to report to this House that people in my hometown of Hamilton were actually experiencing an economic recovery. Then we, too, could take joy in a bill that claims to be sustaining that recovery.
Hamilton groups angry about death of climate bill
A coalition of Hamilton environmental groups is denouncing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative majority Senate for killing a climate control bill earlier this week.
Around 40 members of the Hamilton 350 Committee staged a noontime rally outside the federal building in downtown Hamilton today demanding Canada do more to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions in advance of a major global conference on climate change in Cancun Mexico later this month.
Ms. Chris Charlton (Hamilton Mountain, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time this afternoon with the member for Windsor West.
It will not surprise members that I am speaking in opposition to the Conservatives' budget implementation bill at third reading. We in the NDP moved 62 amendments to the government's budget that would have immeasurably improved the bill by taking out the most contentious sections and allowing them to be dealt with in stand-alone bills.