Papineau satellite “Canada at 150” conference on Saturday, March 27th 2010

The discussions on Saturday began at 1:15pm and lasted until 2:15pm. For this discussion, we had students from John Paul I Junior High School (accompanied by their teachers Alessandra Di Viccaro and André Pelletier) lead the Papineau riding’s conversation (see links to videos below) on the environment and the preamble that “The Chorus Effect” proposed:

Preamble:

Puneet Birji from CPAC’s “On the Bright Side” was present at the conference and interviewed members of the volunteer team, as well as, the students from John Paul I Junior High School. Take a look at what was reported about our conference on the April 4th, 2010 episode of “On the Bright Side”.

Around 2:15pm, we tuned into the webcast:

Day 2: Geopolitics and Canadian Interests in the North American Energy Market with Dan Gagnier and Michael Phelps

Jour 2 : Géopolitique et intérêts canadiens sur le marché nord-américain de l’énergie avec Dan Gagnier et Michael Phelps

Justin’s day did not finish there. Later that evening, Justin was on “One-on-One” with Peter Mansbridge where he answered questions that I have heard being asked over the past 2 years I have been volunteering with him. But no matter how much one may know Justin or how many times one has heard him speak, one can never be 100% certain of what he will say (like Justin’s great response to Peter Mansbridge’s “Prime Minister” question or his controversial behaviour on CTV’s “Question Period” the following morning).

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 1)

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 2)

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 3)

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 4)

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 5)

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 6)

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 7)

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 8 )

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 9)

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 10)

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 11)

Discussions with members of the Papineau riding before the “Canada at 150” webcast (Part 12)

Theme II: Energy, Environment, and Economy: Growth and Responsibility in 2017 / Theme II: Energie, Environnement, et Economie: Développement et Responsibilité en 2017

Preamble
In Canada, climate change, substantial energy and water consumption, intensive agriculture, and resource depletion are all playing an enormous role in changing the future for how Canadians live their day-to-day lives. We live in the most beautiful country in the world; from coast to coast we have a wealth of different natural resources, whether it is our forestry, agriculture, some of the largest oil reserves in the world, extensive coal and natural gas reserves, an assorted and broad array of minerals, or the third most renewable water resources on earth. The environment is not just an individual subject any longer as it has rapidly become an all-encompassing priority, touching on the political, economic, and social fabric of Canadian lives. Canadian provinces must come together and find common ground, Papineau looks towards our friends in Western Canada for leadership and dialogue to help find a solution that will benefit the entire country. With our abundance of natural resources, inventive corporations, and our prominent place on the world stage it is our responsibility to future generations of Canada and the international community to be a leader on environmental change.

Canadians understand that our country is heavily reliant on the current continental market, specifically the United States but following them on environmental policies is not the path Canadians want to be on. Canada must take the lead in the continental market and push the United States and Mexico to take a larger step in creating environmentally-friendly policies. By becoming the international leader in innovative environmental technologies, policy initiatives, and research, our economy will see immeasurable long-term benefits from exporting commodities and job creation, our country will regain the respect and admiration we have lost in the international community, and most importantly our future generations will live in a healthy, creative, and dynamic country. Our youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow but have become the leaders of today in regards to the environment. We must listen to them in order to comprehend the importance of Canada becoming committed to understanding the impact we are having on the environment and working to continually improve our environmental performance, while encouraging and supporting other countries to do the same.

Préambule
Au Canada, le changement climatique, l’importante consommation d’énergie et d’eau, l’agriculture intensive et la diminution des ressources joueront un grand rôle dans le changement du mode de vie des Canadiens au quotidien. Nous vivons dans le plus beau pays du monde, de la côte Est à la côte Ouest. Nous avons une diversité de ressources naturelles abondantes, que ce soit sur le plan forestier, de l’agriculture, la possession d’une des plus grandes réserves de pétrole au monde, l’importante réserve de gaz naturel et de charbon, le large éventail de minéraux et la troisième plus grande ressource d’eau renouvelable au monde. L’environnement n’est plus un sujet à part mais s’est rapidement propulsé au rang de priorité incontestable qui touche à la vie politique, économique et social des Canadiens. Les provinces canadiennes doivent se réunir autour d’un projet commun, Papineau porte son attention sur ses amis de l’Ouest Canadien pour un leadership et l’ouverture d’un dialogue pour trouver une solution qui bénéficierait au pays tout entier. Avec l’abondance de nos ressources naturelles, nos entreprises innovatrices, notre rôle de premier plan sur la scène international, il est de notre devoir envers les générations futures du Canada et de la communauté internationale d’être un leader dans le domaine des changements environnementaux.

Les Canadiens comprennent que notre pays est dépendant du marché continental actuel, spécifiquement des États-Unis mais suivre leur modèle de législation environnemental n’est pas le chemin que les Canadiens veulent prendre. Le Canada doit aller de l’avant et pousser les États-Unis et le Mexique à prendre de plus grande mesure législative pour l’environnement. En devenant le leader international en innovation technologique environnementale, en recherche et législations innovatrices, notre économie bénéficierait à long terme de l’exportation de denrées et de créations d’emplois, notre pays regagnerait le respect et l’admiration qu’il a perdu sur la scène internationale, et plus important encore, nos futurs générations vivraient dans un pays riche, créatif et dynamique. Nos jeunes ne seront pas seulement les leaders de demain mais par rapport à l’environement, ils sont dorénavant les leaders d’aujourd’hui. Nous devons les écouter si nous voulons comprendre l’importance pour le Canada de s’engager à la compréhension de l’impacte que nous avons sur l’environement et travailler à l’amélioration constante de nos performances environnementales tout en encourageant et aidant les autres pays à en faire de même.

“>Justin Trudeau on “One-on-One” with Peter Mansbridge on Saturday, March 27 2010

On October 2008, the people decided it was time for another Trudeau to head to the House of Commons.

So how’s he doing? What’s he doing? And what could his future hold?

Only one person can answer all that, and he’s here this week to do just that.

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