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Liberals Mute on Economic Cost of their Climate Plan

December 12, 2016

December 9, 2016 Ottawa, ON – Official Opposition Critic for the Environment and Climate Change, Ed Fast, today responded to the outcome of the First Ministers’ Meeting which sought to establish a pan-Canadian framework on Climate Change. Despite repeated promises to usher in a new era of cooperative federalism, the Prime Minister failed to achieve […]


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Ed Fast’s letter to Minister Monsef on Electoral Reform

December 9, 2016

Dear Minister: Thank you for your email. I hope you will understand my skepticism regarding your most recent effort to “engage” Canadians by postcard on electoral reform. First, you asked all of us MPs to engage our communities in determining their views of our electoral system. Over the summer and fall, many of us did […]


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Conservatives welcome approval of Pacific Northwest LNG project

September 28, 2016

Sept. 27, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Conservatives welcome approval of Pacific Northwest LNG project Fast says decision proves that existing environmental review process works Ottawa – Official Opposition Critic for Environment & Climate Change, Ed Fast, today welcomed the federal government’s long-awaited decision to approve the Pacific Northwest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project on British […]


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Canada could be a champion of smart conservation.

July 7, 2016

As the Canadian government continues its work on a national climate change plan, it would do well to take note of what the United Nations has identified as one of the most promising tools to address greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) – the conservation of our natural habitats. Canada possesses some of the largest intact forests, […]


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Have your say regarding National Defence Policy!

June 21, 2016

  As part of our process to engage Canadians in the discussion on the review of Canada’s National Defence Policy the offices of James Bezan, official opposition critic for National Defence and Pierre Paul-Hus, Associate Critic for National Defence, have established a website where policy ideas can be submitted directly online. The website can be […]


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Hon. Ed Fast Highlights Agricultural Innovation & Environmental Stewardship

June 21, 2016

Ottawa, ON – Official Opposition Critic for the Environment and Climate Change, MP Ed Fast, was pleased to host Chris Bush and Kerry Doyle of Abbotsford last week at the Standing Committee for Environment and Sustainable Development. “The Environment Committee is undertaking a review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA), and Mr. Doyle […]


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Hon. Ed Fast gives a thought-provoking speech promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

May 13, 2016

Hon. Ed Fast (Abbotsford, CPC): I am thankful for the opportunity to speak to the trans-Pacific partnership, the largest trade agreement in the world, one in which Canada can show leadership. I have always believed that Canada must be a leader, not a laggard, on trade. Why trade, we have to ask ourselves. I think […]


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Hon. Ed Fast responds to Bill C-14

May 3, 2016

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to add my voice to those who have expressed serious concerns about this legislation. Bill C-14 would, for the first time ever in Canada, establish a national right to die and the right to seek assistance in the act of committing of suicide. I acknowledge that the issue of […]


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Hon. Ed Fast responds to PBO Emissions Report

April 21, 2016

Ottawa, ON –Official Opposition Critic for the Environment and Climate Change, Ed Fast, today responded to the new outlook provided by the Parliamentary Budget Office on Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions. “Fighting climate change is serious business and Canadians need to be prepared to have a frank discussion about who pays for it,” noted Fast. “The […]


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Hon. Ed Fast responds to Budget 2016

March 23, 2016

“Skyrocketing deficits won’t create jobs but mean higher taxes.” – Hon. Ed Fast Abbotsford, BC. — Abbotsford MP Ed Fast today accused the Trudeau government of breaking numerous election promises in the 2016 Budget which was tabled this week. The Prime Minister had promised to run modest deficits of $10 billion a year and balance […]


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