Mr. Speaker, the environment minister continues to insist that protecting the drinking water of Canadians is not his business. We do not believe that and neither do Canadians. Even Liberal backbenchers, and here I am thinking of the member for Oxford, have begun to speak out.
The Environmental Protection Act gives the minister the power to act when the health of Canadians is at risk.
When individuals contact the minister this summer, as surely they will, about the concerns for safety in their drinking water, what action is he prepared to take?