Thank you, Chair.
Madam Commissioner, I live in a part of Canada that is extremely vulnerable to climate change. I'm a member of Parliament from Prince Edward Island. We're seeing this every day with a rising sea level and extreme weather.
My question is about this comment that is often made: why should Canada be doing anything if nobody else is doing anything? I would like you to elaborate on the benefits of Canada being a leader in the field of greenhouse gas reduction instead of us saying, well, nobody else is moving, so therefore we cannot achieve anything with Canada moving on its own.
Canada is one of the largest countries in the world. It has significant coastal areas that are vulnerable. Where do you see the benefits of Canada showing leadership in the area of greenhouse gas reductions?