June 17, 2010 (40th Parliament, 3rd Session)

BQ

Paule Brunelle

Bloc Québécois

Ms. Paule Brunelle (Trois-Rivières, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the federal government has signed an agreement with Newfoundland and Nova Scotia regarding mining the seabed in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Government of Quebec has been calling for a similar agreement for 12 years. The government's stubbornness is preventing Quebec from making decisions under its own environmental assessment system, which is one of the best in the world.
Why is the government refusing to give Quebec the same advantages it is giving to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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