Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Good morning, Minister. Thank you for joining us this morning. It's good to see you. The time is short in these meetings, Minister, as you know very well, so I'd like to ask you if you might indulge me and provide a brief answer to my questions wherever possible.
Minister, first of all, when industries produce and dispose of solid waste in this country, they pay a tipping fee. Yet in Canada, when industries dump emissions into the atmosphere, they pay nothing. Do you agree that the time has come for Canada to ensure that large industry pays to dump emissions into the air we breathe?
And if you could, just say yes or no, please.