Mr. Speaker, lead is a poison that can cause animals and humans to die. It certainly makes them sick.
In Canada we are moving steadily to eliminate lead from gasoline, paints and our drinking water systems. The U.S. is proceeding in this direction even faster than us.
I urge that we now move to eliminate the use of lead shot for hunting and lead sinkers for fishing. Non-toxic steel and bismuth shot is easily available. The U.S. has already banned lead shot for wild fowling. The only lead poisoned wildfowl seen down there are ours, birds that have flown from Canada.
This is a change which will not affect hunters and anglers and one which will simply make our environment more healthy.
Mr. Speaker, let us just do it.