September 26, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario

John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale—Langley City has been elected the new Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. MP Aldag was elected unanimously by his colleagues on the committee.

“It is a distinct privilege to take on this new role. I am humbled by the confidence and trust that members of the committee have placed in me,” said Aldag. “The committee has studied a broad range of issues of great importance to Canadians and I’m excited to continue supporting this work as Chair.”

Since his appointment to the Environment Committee in 2016, MP Aldag has participated in a number of studies and reviews of legislation. This has included review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), a study on the state of Canada’s built heritage, and most recently study of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Three government bills, including new impact assessment legislation and three private members bills, including MP Aldag’s own bill C-374 were also studied by the committee.

“I look forward to this new challenge and the experience it will offer. I would like to thank former Chair Deb Schulte, Member of Parliament for King–Vaughn for her leadership and tireless work on the Committee.”


Kurtis Layden
Executive Assistant
Office of John Aldag, Member of Parliament