ENVI Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Carl Yates, Laura Tanguay and George Peslari made statements and, with Theresa McClenaghan, answered questions.
At 12:08 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:14 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Benoit Barbeau, Robert Haller, Michelle Woodhouse and Mark Ryckman made statements and answered questions.
Taylor Bachrach moved, — That, Canadians across the country are struggling with the cost of home heating;
The oil to heat pump incentive was recently increased to up to $15,000 for low- and median-income families in Atlantic Canada;
The federal heat pump rebate available to Canadians in the rest of the country is only $5,000, and involves a complex, bureaucratic application process; and,
Uptake for the Greener Homes program has not been adequate to meet the government’s stated greenhouse gas emission reduction ambitions;
The committee report to the House that it urges the government to increase and streamline heat pump incentives for all Canadians, eliminate GST on home heating across the country, and make big oil and gas companies pay for those measures with an excess profits tax.
Debate arose thereon.
On motion of Taylor Bachrach, it was agreed, — That the meeting be adjourned and that the debate on the motion resume on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
At 1:04 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.