The special committee was created as a result of the unanimous passage of Motion 37 (below) on July 11, 2019:
WHEREAS the Legislative Assembly has established targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Prince Edward Island;
AND WHEREAS there are many options available to reduce GHG emissions;
AND WHEREAS the province should adopt emission reduction measures that are cost effective in order to reduce, as much as possible, the potential burden on Islanders and Island businesses of reducing emissions;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a Special Committee of the Legislative Assembly, consisting of two representatives to be named by the Premier; two to be named by the Leader of the Opposition; and two to be named by the Leader of the Third Party, be created to explore the options available to reduce GHG emissions and to make fully costed recommendations on how the province can best meet its emission reduction targets.
THEREFORE BE IF FURTHER RESOLVED the Committee shall engage with the public and government in its deliberations.