Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development, on the statutory review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
The report, entitled It's About Our Health! Towards Pollution Prevention in English and Notre santé en dépend! Vers la prévention de la pollution in French, contains 141 recommendations and is the result of 12 months of lengthy hearings held in Ottawa and all parts of the country.
The report perhaps could be summarized as urging Parliament and the government to adhere to the fact that the protection of humans and ecosystems requires strong federal leadership, including national standards and mirror legislation in close co-operation with provinces and territories.
I thank the members of all parties for their co-operation and full commitment in the production of this report. I thank the witnesses who appeared before us and in particular the staff which was very helpful during the entire procedure.