March 1, 2011 (40th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Bernard Bigras

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Bernard Bigras (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, while Quebec has imposed a moratorium on oil and gas exploration and development in the Gulf of St. Lawrence until 2012, we learn that drilling on the Old Harry site in Newfoundland could begin as early as next year. Quebec is being exposed to risk, especially from an environmental perspective, by this hasty decision by Ottawa and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Will the federal government comply with the National Assembly motion calling for the suspension of existing permits until the results of the environmental assessments are known?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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