Standing Against Bad Energy Mega-Projects in Ottawa

As an islander and as your MP, I’m standing up for the BC coast, our communities and for a clean energy future.

Today, Canada’s NDP / Le NPD du Canada set the agenda in Parliament, and we shared our vision for a clean energy future.

I called for more investment in renewable energy, so workers don't have to choose between a good job and a healthy environment. 
I brought local success stories to Parliament, like Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre’s new affordable housing: its passive energy design uses 80% less energy than traditional home construction.

The Regional District of Nanaimo's Pollution Control Centre captures methane to power 300 homes. 

Canadian Electric Vehicles makes industrial vehicles like electric Zambonis and electric bobcats right here in Nanaimo! 

Vancouver Island University has an inspiring geothermal project underway. 
The Harmac Pacific Mill can generate power from wood waste, all part of the Canada-wide green build phenomenon.

At The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance summit, renewable energy entrepreneurs told me the provincial and federal governments put more barriers in front of their business than anywhere in the world.

I urged the Trudeau government to remove barriers and invest into green jobs for the next century, not last century's leaky old Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Click the video below for more local success stories from my speech in Parliament.

(Shout out to Trent University too for the great start it gave me)