Leona AGLUKKAQ

AGLUKKAQ, The Hon. Leona, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Nunavut (Nunavut)
Birth Date
June 28, 1967
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leona_Aglukkaq
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3ad715ec-41ca-4448-a759-7d1d2b901ae4&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
senior officer of the government of nunavut

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Nunavut (Nunavut)
  • Minister of Health (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Nunavut (Nunavut)
  • Minister of Health (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (May 18, 2011 - November 3, 2015)
  • Minister for the Arctic Council (August 28, 2012 - November 3, 2015)
  • Minister of the Environment (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
May 2, 2011 -
CPC
  Nunavut (Nunavut)
  • Minister of Health (October 30, 2008 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (May 18, 2011 - November 3, 2015)
  • Minister for the Arctic Council (August 28, 2012 - November 3, 2015)
  • Minister of the Environment (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 176)


June 18, 2015

Hon. Leona Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, Canada was the first country in the world to ban traditional coal-fired electricity.

I want to share with hon. members an example of what we are doing to support the global community in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. One financing project that is under way is the solar plant in Uruguay. Once completed, the solar plant is expected to eliminate approximately 18,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. The solar plant is also expected to supply the Uruguay national grid with an average of 96,000 megawatts per year.

This is another example of our support for the global community in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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June 18, 2015

Hon. Leona Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we are taking a leadership role on the international stage. We have helped more than 65 developing countries reduce emissions and adapt to climate change. Also, our party was the founding member of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. We are also doing our part by contributing to the green climate fund.

We are also addressing short-lived climate pollutants during Canada's Arctic Council chairmanship and will continue to do that and do our part to protect our environment while keeping our economy strong.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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June 18, 2015

Hon. Leona Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, as I stated earlier, Canada has supported over 65 developing countries in a number of areas. In fact, our contributions, our financing has supported various initiatives on climate change in developing countries. A portion of the financing is going toward construction, operation and maintenance of the first geothermal power facility in Indonesia, as an example. This will be the largest geothermal power project in the world.

Once completed, the geothermal power facility is expected to eliminate 1.3 megatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year. This is an example of Canada's contribution to the elimination of greenhouse gas emissions.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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June 18, 2015

Hon. Leona Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, here is another example of Canada's contribution in helping 65 countries in the world. A portion of the financing that we have invested is supporting two of the first commercial scale wind farm initiatives in Peru. Once completed, this wind farm is expected to displace 440,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. These wind farms are also expected to supply Peru's national grid with 130 megawatts of renewable energy capacity. This is another example of Canada's contribution to the global community in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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June 15, 2015

Hon. Leona Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment, CPC)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-72, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Qausuittuq National Park of Canada Act
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