Mr. Speaker, I would like to draw the attention of this House to the honour given one of our members recently for his commitment to environmental issues.
On May 25, our colleague, the member for Lac-Saint-Louis and chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, was admitted to the Cercle des Phénix de l'environnement et du développement durable.
This tribute to our colleague, an eminent architect of sustainable development, by the entire environmental community of Quebec crowns many years of commitment to the environment.
Everyone in Quebec will remember that our colleague served as minister of the environment for Quebec from 1985 to 1988 and everyone knows that he is the author of Quebec's first environmental policy focused resolutely on conservation.
In closing, I recall that the basic message of our colleague, the recipient of the Phénix environment award, is as follows: “Sustainable development must be the cornerstone of Canada's economic growth”.
Long life to the member for Lac-Saint-Louis.