September 30, 1997 (36th Parliament, 1st Session)


John Herron

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John Herron (Fundy—Royal, PC)

Mr. Speaker, this government has already declared it will fail to meet its targets on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It is now backing away from an earlier promise to protect endangered species that range or migrate across international boundaries, such as the swift fox and the eastern cougar.
In the face of serious backroom pressure from her provincial colleagues on Wednesday in Newfoundland, will the minister now pledge to Canadians that she will safeguard the federal role to protect Canada's precious endangered species?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Endangered Species
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