Vote Details

Vote No. 1317

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
SITTING NO. 418 – THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019


Mr. Singh (Burnaby South)


Opposition Motion (Declaration of an environment and climate emergency)

That the House call on the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to declare an environment and climate emergency following the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and urge the government to bring forward a climate action strategy that: (a) prioritizes reconciliation with Indigenous peoples;
(b) invests in a transition that leaves no workers or communities behind;
(c) increases the ambition of its 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets to avoid a more than 1.5 degrees Celsius rise in global warming, as recommended by the IPCC report;
(d) includes robust rules for implementing the Paris Agreement;
(e) prescribes transparency and accountability mechanisms to address climate change;
(f) does not proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project;
(g) immediately eliminates all federal fossil fuel subsidies, including through Export Development Canada funding; and
(h) integrates human health into Canada’s climate commitments
See the published vote in the
Journals of Thursday, May 16, 2019

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