Private Member’s Bill C-235: Building Of A Green Economy In The Prairies

Bill C-235 has received Royal Assent, which is to be the building of a green economy on the Prairies. As the name implies, this legislation ties development in the West to the climate change agenda.

It was brought in by Liberal Jim Carr, who died of cancer in December 2022. He was the Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre. Nonetheless, this Bill did eventually go through.

(3) The framework must include measures that promote economic sustainability and growth and employment in the Prairie provinces by
(a) addressing the limited or non-existent transportation options in small cities and communities, and advancing innovative solutions for public transportation services in those cities and communities;
(b) fostering job creation and skills transfer, as evidenced by increased employment, in Prairie regions that rely on traditional energy industries to enable them to build a net-zero emissions green economy and mitigate their impact on climate change;
(c) prioritizing projects that generate natural infrastructure and a clean environment, such as tree-planting initiatives, solar energy projects and environmental management of the boreal forest, and that make use of all sources of energy, including nuclear energy;
(d) supporting the continued development of clean energy in fields such as agriculture, forestry, transportation, manufacturing and tourism;
(e) establishing programs and projects that stimulate a green economy, in a way that takes into account local circumstances, and the participation of local businesses, governments and civil society organizations; and
(f) preparing infrastructure projects that facilitate adaptation to climate change and mitigation of its adverse effects.

On the surface, all of this sounds fine. However, the details of how this would be implemented are pretty sparse. Would industries that are deemed inconsistent be shut down? Would they be starved financially?

Hearings in the House of Commons took place from September to November 2022, and it involved calling 17 witnesses.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022
  • Monday, October 17, 2022
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Senate also briefly considered the Bill in Committee on December 14, 2022.

So, what happens now that it’s passed? Guess we’ll have to see in the coming months and years. Potentially, it could lead to the further crippling of industries such as oil and gas.


Private Member Bills In Current Session:
(A) Bill C-207: Creating The “Right” To Affordable Housing
(B) Bill C-219: Creating Environmental Bill Of Rights
(C) Bill C-250: Imposing Prison Time For Holocaust Denial
(D) Bill C-261: Red Flag Laws For “Hate Speech”
(E) Bill C-293: Domestic Implementation Of Int’l Pandemic Treaty
(F) Bill S-243: Climate Related Finance Act, Banking Acts
(G) Bill S-248: Removing Final Consent For Euthanasia
(H) Bill S-257: Protecting Political Belief Or Activity As Human Rights

2 Replies to “Private Member’s Bill C-235: Building Of A Green Economy In The Prairies”

  1. Pity Mr. Carr decided to leave a cancer of his own as a legacy to the hearty citizens of the west. Climate change is a fact but it is also an natural and a needful occurrence without which we’d all be dead. Calling climate change problematic is like disparaging breathing. Their previous scare tactics didn’t work being sidelined by science and math while anyone comparing the numbers can easily conclude that green projects are the least productive and most expensive and in many cases not green at all as in blades, solar panels and batteries. Green projects often serve the developer best and provide only 10% on average to the closest traditional energy competitor. The Texas power grid has much to say on the subject.

    Green is bankrupting taxpayers and enriching developers, schemers and politicians. It is time that enterprise developed it’s own energy schemes bringing them to the table when fully provisioned and highly productive and directly competitive with traditional energy. As is stands green is not beneficial in a meaningful way. Nor should it be expected for taxpayers to foot the development of such ill conceived and technically retarded energy schemes that are so lacking in performance and dependability that in direct comparison they would be hobbling on crutches propped up by taxpayers could they manage to stagger into an office to defend themselves. Pity and indulgence do not belong in the boardroom. Net Zero is built on a lie and sustainable growth is political fanaticism hobbled by lack of evidence and untenable goals. Net Zero if achieved on a grand scale would be death. Big business is talking big and delivering little and the government even less. The people have a right and indeed should demand more for their money and leadership!

  2. “Green energy” is trying to run 21st century economies with 10th century tech. Thanks Ottawa – bunch of clowns!!

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