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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Conservative Party Stands up for Jobs and Economic Growth in Canada’s Energy Sector

March 15, 2016

The Conservative Party of Canada introduced a motion in the House of Commons asking that Justin Trudeau recognize the importance of the energy sector to the Canadian economy and to support resource development in an environmentally sustainable and economically responsible manner. “Justin Trudeau’s pattern of dismissing our country’s energy sector is alarming and shows disregard […]

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Hon. Ed Fast challenges government on fiscal priorities

March 3, 2016

OTTAWA, ONTARIO—Conservative Environment Critic, Ed Fast, this week, continued to voice serious concerns over the Liberals’ national carbon tax which is expected to lead to higher taxes for Canadian families and businesses. This policy is discouraging investment and hurting the Canadian economy at a time when the Liberal Government has yet to deliver its long-promised […]

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Hon. Ed Fast holds Government to account on COP21

January 29, 2016

  —– Mr. Speaker. I would like to thank the Minister for her comments on the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. I am pleased to note that the new government is using the intended national determined contributions set by our Conservative government, namely a 30% reduction of GHG emissions by 2030 over 2005 […]

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