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Political panel heats up over bill aiming to change how energy projects get approval – APTN News

There used to be a time when Conservative governments cared about the environment says Liberal MP Marc Miller.

“They don’t anymore,” said Miller on Nation to Nation Thursday.

“They just care about a shrinking base.”

Which is why the Conservatives are feeding into the base – heading into a fall election – when they say Bill C-69 will kill pipelines he added.

“So absolutely false,” responded Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, “that we do not care about the environment but what we don’t want put in place is a process that does nothing for environment but increases red tape across the country.”

It was rare show of combativeness for Miller, a regular on Nation to Nation, who usually sticks to party lines on any topic.

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