Mr. Speaker, today I wish to give the House an update on the program to increase energy efficiency.
Next week in Bathurst the energy and environment ministers will get together to discuss voluntary measures to increase energy efficiency.
In September of this year the federal ministers of natural resources and environment along with the provincial representatives of this initiative sent letters to about 250 CEOs of major companies involved in industry such as forestry, manufacturing, and oil and gas seeking voluntary commitments to limit greenhouse gas emissions. To date we have received about 100 replies indicating an overwhelming support for such measures. This support should be duly recognized.
May the efforts of the ministers next week in New Brunswick advance this important initiative.