Ecojustice Blog – Healthy communities Posted on November 4, 2014 (updated: March 29, 2017)

Monitor what Canada’s politicians are saying about the environment and natural resources

Will AmosLawyer
Ottawa Parliament
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Do you need to know which politician said what about Canada’s environment and natural resources?

If so, stop wading through the Hansard, Canada’s official collection of parliamentary debates, and focus on what matters with is a non-partisan website that lets you find what you need fast by targeting topics relevant to your environmental work. Our easy-to-use collection of House of Commons discussions makes your research easier.

How does it work?

You can search the website by date, Member of Parliament, text content or category:

  • Aboriginal affairs
  • Agriculture
  • Budget
  • Climate change
  • Coastlines and oceans
  • Environmental assessment
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Health and safety
  • Industry
  • Local initiatives
  • National parks
  • National resources

Interested in what politicians are saying about Canada’s fisheries? Visit the website, select categories and then choose “Fisheries.”

EnviroHansard will deliver a list of all the debates referencing that topic, listing a title, date and any other topics mentioned in that discussion. Click the title to see the discussion in its entirety.

You’ll see speech bubbles containing the debate text, along with the speaker, their party affiliation and government portfolio. From there you can click on the speaker’s name and EnviroHansard will retrieve any discussion referencing that MP.

At Ecojustice, we believe that informed Canadians are better able to protect the land, air and water that sustains our communities. EnviroHansard is a non-partisan tool to empower people like you.

Parliament’s back

Canada’s MPs returned to the House of Commons on Sept. 15. We posted the latest updates on Sept. 22. New updates appear every Monday, when the House of Commons is in session, and include the past week’s debates and discussions.

  • Please note: EnviroHansard debate archives go back to September 2011.

By Will Amos, Director of the Ecojustice Clinic at the University of Ottawa

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