Mr. Speaker, recently the Hamilton-Niagara region hosted a meeting of the environment ministers from the G-7 countries. My work on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs has reinforced for me the necessity of acting on a global level. As nations, our economies and environments are intrinsically linked and must be addressed globally. The G-7 visit gave the Hamilton-Niagara region an opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to environmental sustainability.
As a well respected member of the international community, Canada has every reason to be proud of its environmental accomplishments in local communities like Hamilton-Niagara and on a national level. Later this year we will host the G-7 summit in Halifax. This will give us an additional opportunity to show the world Canada's achievements.