Mr. Speaker, last Friday, the environment minister said: "It is the first question on the environment in a year and a half".
We are now seeing why this minister has been such a failure as Minister of the Environment. She simply does not recognize an environmental question when she hears it.
How quickly the minister chooses to forget my recent questions regarding the clean-up of Canada's worst environmental disaster, the Sydney tar ponds in Nova Scotia, or my colleagues' questions regarding MMT.
When is the Minister of the Environment going to take charge and quit whining that her failures are due to the opposition? When is the minister going to take charge of her own department and pass some meaningful environmental legislation?
It is little wonder that the Prime Minister will be shuffling this minister off into oblivion come this summer. She is simply ineffective.