Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to Mr. Butler and Mr. Fortune for being here today to inform our study.
I want to talk to Ducks Unlimited Canada about Ontario, the land of 1,000 lakes where I'm from—and where 13 million people also live—to pick up on the conversation about wetland loss. According to your website, southern Ontario apparently has lost 72% of its wetlands, over 170,000 acres, between 1982 and 2002 alone.
In Canada, is it true that it's the equivalent of 45 soccer fields per day of wetlands that are lost? That's a bit shocking and sad.
I wonder if any of the work that Ducks Unlimited Canada does is in urban areas in particular.