Mr. Speaker, my constituents in Peace River believe that the environment is one of the top challenges facing our country.
Thanks to the leadership of our government, Canada now has a tough and realistic plan to clean up the environment after 13 years of failure by the Liberal leader and his party.
On climate change, we have demonstrated leadership at home, with our turning the corner plan to achieve an absolute reduction in greenhouse gases of 20% by 2020. We have demonstrated leadership in the world at the G-8, at the United Nations and at APEC.
As far as conservation is concerned, we have invested $375 million in conservation programs and in protecting our heritage in places like Nahanni National Park and the Great Bear Rainforest.
On clean water, we have invested $93 million and are taking action on cleaning up our rivers, streams and lakes with tough new regulations for sewage.
The fact is that the Liberals did nothing but talk about the environment for 13 years. The reality is that this government is taking action. They talked. We are acting.