Carolyn Bennett, a physician, our colleague from St. Paul's, spoke very passionately in the House about how in 1993 there was only one smog day in Toronto, but by 2005 there were some 43 smog days. That's certainly an indictment of successive governments of all parties and their failure to act on pollution and smog, and that's why we want to take real action. The effect on human health is significant. Canadians see that as a priority and so does our government.
On February 8th, 2007. See this statement in context.