Erin WEIR

WEIR, Erin

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Regina--Lewvan (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
January 1, 1982
Website
http://erinweir.com
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5848c1f7-b3d9-4dd3-af1c-019e0a321f7a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Erin.Weir@parl.gc.ca
Profession
economist, public servant

Parliamentary Career

October 19, 2015 -
NDP
  Regina--Lewvan (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 77)


June 18, 2019

Mr. Erin Weir (Regina—Lewvan, CCF)

Mr. Speaker, the government has approved the LNG Canada project, which of course entails a significant number of liquefied natural gas tankers on the north coast of B.C. I appreciate that the government has done its due diligence and put in place safeguards to ensure those LNG tankers can safely navigate the north coast of B.C.

Could the Minister of Transport explain why he does not have confidence that those same safeguards could not be made to enable oil tankers to safely navigate those same coastal waters?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Oil Tanker Moratorium Act
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Erin Weir

Mr. Speaker, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the election of our first government in Saskatchewan, agrees to apply and votes yes.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Main Estimates, 2019-20
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Erin Weir (Regina—Lewvan, CCF)

Mr. Speaker, one of the main concerns the Conservatives have raised is that if we have a carbon price, it could prompt a carbon-intensive industry to move to jurisdictions with weaker environmental standards, eliminating Canadian jobs and potentially increasing global emissions. The government is trying to address this problem of carbon leakage with output-based rebates to industry that keeps its production here. Another approach to this problem would be carbon border adjustments, extending the carbon price to the carbon content of imports and rebating it on Canadian-made exports.

I would like to invite the parliamentary secretary to comment a bit further on the importance of maintaining a level playing field between Canada and countries that do not price emissions.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Erin Weir

Mr. Speaker, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation agrees to apply and will be voting in favour.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Main Estimates, 2019-20
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Erin Weir

Mr. Speaker, the CCF agrees to apply and, like the rest of the independent caucus, will be voting yes.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Main Estimates, 2019-20
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