Kelly BLOCK

BLOCK, Kelly

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Carlton Trail--Eagle Creek (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
November 30, 1961
Website
http://kellyblockmp.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=78cd5419-2f3c-4798-9c5b-0e55843ef9fb&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
kelly.block@parl.gc.ca
Profession
administrator

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Saskatoon--Rosetown--Biggar (Saskatchewan)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Saskatoon--Rosetown--Biggar (Saskatchewan)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  Carlton Trail--Eagle Creek (Saskatchewan)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 155)


June 18, 2019

Mrs. Kelly Block

Madam Speaker, I would suggest that the minister's reference to the products on the schedule confirms what we know about the Liberals' willingness and desire to phase out the oil sands.

The second amendment put forward by the other place to Bill C-48 would have added a new section to the end of the bill. Even though it was not very substantive, at least it was a tip of the hat to the regions that would be most affected by the bill. However, the Liberals gutted this amendment.

Could the minister explain to the House why the rules and regulations that govern the loading and off-loading of oil on Canada's east coast are not good enough for the loading and off-loading of oil on Canada's west coast? Will you simply admit that the bill—

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

Mrs. Kelly Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, while I welcome the opportunity to ask these questions of the minister, it bears repeating that it is quite shameful that the government is imposing yet another closure on very important legislation.

Currently, there is a voluntary moratorium on tanker traffic in the area that would be affected by this bill. Regardless of whether one philosophically agrees with this voluntary moratorium or not, it has been working for over 30 years.

Since Bill C-48 would do nothing to change the current situation in regard to tanker traffic on B.C.'s coast, how is this bill anything more than empty symbolism?

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

Mrs. Kelly Block

Mr. Speaker, I am not sure what my hon. colleague's question has to do with the bill or Senate amendments before us. I absolutely reject the premise of his question.

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

Mrs. Kelly Block

Mr. Speaker, I have travelled throughout this entire country and recognize that there are extraordinary, beautiful places across this country that we all want to see stewarded carefully. When it comes to the environment, when it comes to this bill and when we are talking about the impact this bill will have on the environment, Bill C-48 will do nothing more to preserve the area off the northwest coast of British Columbia than is already being done.

Ships, including U.S. tankers travelling from Alaska to Washington state, will still continue to be able to travel up and down the coast just outside of the 100-kilometre limit. There already is a voluntary moratorium in place. It is being observed. It has been there for three decades. The bill is nothing but symbolism. It is not going to preserve that northwest coast any more than what is already being done through the voluntary moratorium. All it is doing is putting a moratorium on Canada's Alberta oil sands.

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

Mrs. Kelly Block

Mr. Speaker, I would remind my hon. colleague that there were 31 first nations that were equity partners. They held a 30% financial position in the northern gateway pipeline project. I am pretty sure that there was consultation that took place in regard to that project with first nations communities that were were going to be directly affected by the project.

I would also remind my hon. colleague that it was the previous Conservative government that created the Major Projects Management Office - West, which was bringing together provincial governments, federal governments and first nations leaders to talk about resource development and resource projects in their territories and in those provinces.

I would also quote the Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde. He said that we know that 500 of the 630 first nations across Canada are open to pipelines and petroleum development on their land. We definitely need to create partnerships to have these conversations to ensure that they have every opportunity to succeed economically as the rest of Canadians do.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Oil Tanker Moratorium Act
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