Monique PAUZÉ

PAUZÉ, Monique

Parliamentary Career

October 19, 2015 -
BQ
  Repentigny (Quebec)
  • Whip of the Bloc Québécois (October 22, 2015 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 50)


June 19, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has no credibility when it comes to the environment. Just 24 hours after declaring a climate emergency, he gave the green light to the Trans Mountain pipeline, which will produce more greenhouse gas emissions than all of Quebec's industries combined.

He is apologizing by saying that he is going to invest $500 million in green energy, but he is investing $14 billion in pollution.

How is the Prime Minister going to fight climate change by investing our money in a project that creates more pollution than all of Quebec?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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June 18, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I completely agree with the parliamentary secretary, who said that a price on pollution improves economic competitiveness. That is what OECD researchers are saying. That is a message for my Conservative colleagues.

However, I do not agree with the Liberals, who keep repeating that the economy and the environment go hand in hand. That is not the case for Trans Mountain.

The more we increase oil sands development, the more we increase greenhouse gas emissions. Here are a few statistics. Since 2005, the oil sands have grown by 158%. Alberta is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, which rose by 28.7% between 2009 and 2016.

The economy and the environment do not always go hand in hand, when it comes to the extraction of dirty oil from the oil sands.

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

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I have another 50 or so signatures to add to the 3,792 signatures on last week's petition calling for a public inquiry into the Lac-Mégantic tragedy.

This petition is not just about the Lac-Mégantic tragedy. It is about all aspects of rail safety. Decades of deregulation and privatization have jeopardized rail safety across the country.

Petitions are a way for citizens to make their voices heard. There are other ways. A documentary series about the Lac-Mégantic tragedy is in production. We will not give up.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 17, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Madam Speaker, at the beginning of his speech, my colleague talked about young people being environmentally responsible, saying that that is the way to go. I would just remind him that a network called the Établissements verts Brundtland, comprising several green schools in Quebec, was created in the 1990s. People have already started adopting environmentally responsible behaviour. However, that is not going to solve the climate crisis. The elephant in the room is oil and gas, fossil fuels, the oil sands.

What could the Conservatives propose when they want to develop the oil sands at all costs? What could a Conservative government propose to resolve the climate crisis or, at least, to start working on it?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Environment
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June 13, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Madam Speaker, the furor over environmental assessments of federal projects reflects a classic Canadian divide.

On the one side are six provincial premiers who are opposed to the Liberals' Bill C-69 because they believe it does not sufficiently take the financial aspect into account. They want free rein to impose pipelines. On the other side is Quebec, which is also opposed to Bill C-69, but only because it gives too much power to Ottawa and its subpar environmental standards. Quebec wants its own laws to apply on its own territory. Caught in the middle is Ottawa, which has introduced a bill no one wants. It is the classic Canadian quandary.

We in the Bloc Québécois support Quebec. Quebeckers are the ones who should be deciding which projects to approve or deny based on our own laws. That is why we voted against Bill C-69. We are going to also vote against the Conservatives' amendments, but that is because their amendments have just one goal, which is to ram pipelines down our throats without any possibility of a challenge.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   The Environment
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